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EASTER SALE IN PROGRESS! TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF EVERY ITEM.Welcome to our new website. We have an enormous stock of antique maps and prints. Only a very small portion have been loaded to this website, but we are adding more prints every day. If you have a specific topic or print you are looking for please contact us. Please enjoy browsing through our website. You can search by topic, but we also encourage you to utilize the search function.
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Egypt, Nilometer

Egypt, Nilometer

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"View of the Nilometer"
"Vue du Nilometre"

Beautiful Aquatints of Egypt

Luigi Mayer, an Italian painter, created, among other travel descriptions, a wonderful series of drawings of pre-Napoleonic Egypt, commissioned by the British Ambassador to Constantinople (Istanbul), Robert Ainslie, at the turn to the 19th century. Mayer's drawings were supremely implemented as aquatint engravings by Thomas Milton and very handsomely hand colored. The various plates were dated between 1801 and 1803. They were published by R. Bowyer in London in the year 1804 as "Views in Egypt, Palestine and other parts of the Ottoman Empire". With historic observations, and incidental illustrations of the manners and customs of the natives of that country .

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