Views in Egypt, from the original drawings in the possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, taken during his embassy to Constantinople by Luigi Mayer


Date: 1801



While Sir Robert Ainslie was England's ambassador to Turkey at Constantinople from 1776 until 1792 he amassed a collection of original drawings by Luigi Mayer. The present work reproduces, by means of vividly hand-colored folio aquatints, views made by Mayer in Egypt.

First published in 1801 as part of Mayer's three-part collection, Views in Egypt, Palestine, and other parts of the Ottoman Empire, and later published separately.

102 p., [48] leaves of plates : 49 cm.

Illustrations: 48 color aquatint plates.


Abbey, Travel 369. Blackmer 1097. Colas 2018. Gay 2145. Lipperheide 1577.

1. Title Page
10. An Ancient Sarcophagus of Basaltes, called The Lovers Fountain
11. Interior view of the Catacombs at Alexandria
12. The Obelisk at Alexandria, called Cleopatra's Needles
13. An Ancient Obelisk at Matarea, formerly Heliopolis
14. Pompey's Pillar
15. Baths of Cleopatra, at Alexandria
16. Ruins of the Gymnasium, near the Canopic Gate of Alexandria
17. Granite Pillars of the Portico of Canopus in Ancient Alexandria
18. Ruins of the Ptolomean Library
19. A Mosque with an antique fragment in Old Alexandria near the Gate of Rosetta
2. View of the Nilometer
20. Exterior view of the Ancient Wall of Alexandria, with Cleopatra's Needle
21. Fort & Harbour of Aboukir, Ancient Canopus
22. City of Rosetta
23. Sepulchres of Arabian Saints, near Rosetta
24. Mosque of Abou-Mandour
25. The town of Foua on the banks of the Nile
26. Gate of Grand Cairo - Arabian Architecture
27. Principal Square in Grand Cairo, with Murad Bey's Palace
28. The Mosque of Four Hundred Pillars at Cairo
29. The Lovers Fountain, with the adjacent Mosque
3. First and Second Pyramid of Gizah, Ancient Memphis
30. Ruins in the Castle of Cairo, near Joseph's Hall
31. Joseph's Hall in the Castle of Cairo
32. Egyptian Antiquities in the Vestibule of a Country House at Bulac
33. An Arabian Summer House upon antique fragments on the Canal of Menouf
34. The City of Menouf
35. Mamalukes Exercising in the Square of Mourad Bey's Palace
36. A Mamaluke Exercising
37. An Arab Sheik of a village in Egypt
38. An Egyptian Ball, at Ned Sili
39. An Egyptian Fair at Kafr Radoin
4. Top of the First Pyramid of Gizah
40. Ferry Boat near Nedssili
41. An Egyptian Bey
42. A Lady of Cairo
43. Egyptain Dancing Girls
44. An Egyptian Peasant and Family
45. A Bedoween Man and Woman
46. An Egyptian Herdsman
47. The Gate of Rosetta in Alexandria
48. Part of the New City of Alexandria with the Lighthouse
49. Bridge over the Canal of Alexandria
5. Passage from the Second to the Third Gallery in the Great Pyramid
6. Chamber and Sarcophagus in the Great Pyramid of Gizah
7. Head of the Colossal Sphinx
8. Entrance to a Sepulchral Chamber near the Sphinx
9. Subterranean Chamber, near the Pyramids at Geeza

Publisher: London : Printed by Thomas Bensley, for R. Bowyer




Getty Research Institute

ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-01-08

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