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Lot nr:901
Book nr:36125
Author:CAILLIAUD, Frédéric
Title:Voyage à l'Oasis Thèbes et dans les déserts situés à l'orient et à l'occident de la Thébaïde fait pendant les années 1815, 1816,1817 et 1819. Rédigé et publié pr M. Jomard ...; contenant 1° Le Voyage à l'Oasis de Dakel, par M. Chevalier de Drovetti, Consul général de France en Egypte; 2° Le Journal du premier voyage de M. Cailliaud en Nubie; 3° Des Recherches sur les oasis, sur les mines d'émeraude, et sur l'ancienne route du commerce entre le Nil et la Mer Rouge; accompagné de cartes et de plan
Town:Paris
Publisher:Imprimerie Royale
Year:1821/1862
Description:2 vol. in-folio, xvii (with title and half-title), 120 pp; title, half-title, v, 27 pp and 45 engraved plates, of which 11 in colour and 5 double-page (or folding). Some foxing and spotting as most often, repaired tear in upper margin of page 51 of volume 1. Half tan polished calf, marbled boards, smooth spines with green and red calf lettering pieces (uniform and 19th c)
Note:FIRST EDITION. The French traveller and mineralogist Cailliaud first visited Egypt in 1815. Between then and 1818 he was employed by Mehmet Ali to find the emerald mines of Mount Zabarah. He visited Upper Egypt and Nubia as far as Wadi Halfa with Drovetti and explored the routes to the Red Sea, discovering the quarries and ruins of Coptos. The second volume contains a description of selected objects from the collection which Cailliaud brought back to Paris with him in 1822.
THE SECOND VOLUME, published 40 years after the first and present here, is PARTICULARLY RARE.
Ref.: Blackmer 269; Brunet I, 1465; Gay 1967; Vinet 1852 and not in Chadenat
Price:€3800 - €5000
Sellingprice:€8200
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