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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



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Ainslie, Robert, Mayer, Luigi, Views in Egypt. London : Printed by Thomas Bensley, for R. Bowyer. 1801.


Ainslie, Robert, Mayer, Luigi, (1801) Views in Egypt. London : Printed by Thomas Bensley, for R. Bowyer.


Ainslie, Robert, Mayer, Luigi, Views in Egypt. London : Printed by Thomas Bensley, for R. Bowyer. 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.

List of Images

1. Title Page

2. View of the Nilometer

3. First and Second Pyramid of Gizah, Ancient Memphis

4. Top of the First Pyramid of Gizah

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

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

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

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

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

Publication Information

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




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Date Added: 2019-01-08

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