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    1801-1805 Collection of 50 Hand-colored Aquatints - Ottoman Empire Fifty different folio-sized aquatints, published by R. Bower, Pall Mall (London). The great majority of these prints are plate-dated 1801 through 1804 (one dated 1810). Some are watermarked "J. Whatman." These impressive prints display the entire range of antiquities in the then-Ottoman Empire with scenes such as the "Pyramids of Giza," "The Sphinx," "The Catacombs at Alexandria," "Sepulchral Chambers Near Bethany," "Chamber and Sarcophagus in the Great Pyramid at Giza," and many others. Image size measures 12.75" x 8.5" on 18" x 12.5" sheets. Some minor edge toning and corner crimps but otherwise excellent. An incredible collection of rare and early prints of Egypt and the surrounding Middle East at the beginning of the 19th century. Tremendous grouping, suitable for framing and display.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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