EGYPT | Album of seventy six watercolours of Egyptian costume and views, 19th century
Album of seventy-six watercolours of costume and views. [early to mid-nineteenth-century]
4to (277 x 195mm.), 76 watercolours on wove paper by several hands, some with traces of pencil, one folding, no visible watermarks, modern straight grain red morocco gilt in antique-style, marbled endpapers, spine in compartments gilt, light scattered spotting and stains, occasional minor wear and repairs, some marks to covers
AN UNCOMMON COLLECTION OF WATERCOLOURS OF EGYPTIAN COSTUME AND LIFE IN A HANDSOME BINDING. The album contains 74 depictions of traditional male and female costume, trades and occupations, processions, depictions of men at prayer, and 2 views: a felucca on the Nile, and the pyramids and sphinx at Giza. The subjects include soldiers, a man on a camel, food preparation and cooking, dancers, musicians and jugglers, drink sellers and street traders, women with children, porters, and processional scenes.
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