Mayr. Malerische ansichten aus dem Orient. [1839-40]. 10 parts. folio. original wrappers
MAYR, HEINRICH VON
Malerische ansichten aus dem Orient. Munich; Paris: Rittner & Goupil; Leipzig: Weigel, [1839-40]
FIRST EDITION, 10 original parts, oblong folio (382 x 504mm.), lithographed title, 60 plates of views by F. Kaiser after Mayr, all finely coloured by a contemporary hand, some lettering heightened in gold, 10 leaves of parallel text in German and French, original pictorial wrappers with hand-coloured border decorations, housed in a half vellum portfolio, spotting to text, minor repairs or tears (mostly to wrappers)
A FINE COPY OF THE RARE HAND-COLOURED ISSUE IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS. Mayr accompanied Archduke Maximilian of Bavaria on his travels through Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Malta in 1838.
Hilmy II 26; Lipperheide 1589; Röhricht 1871; Tobler, p.161; Weber I, 1130; cf. Blackmer 1101 (first French edition); cf. Gay 90 (36 plates only); not in Atabey
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