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(AUCTIONS) 10 Ruines de la ville de Alexandrie 208

Description: Cassas Alexandrie

Ruines de la ville de Alexandrie.Vue de une eglise dediƩ a St Athanase et restes de s colonnes du portique du porte de Canope.


cassas Louis Francois
Date

Paris 1799-1800

Description

Copper engraving. uncloured.54 x 37 cms. The engraving represents some ruins in the outskirts of Alexandria. Cassas was a draughtman and painter that was travelling in the Levant from 1784-87 under the patronage of Choiseul Gouffier as french ambassador at Constantinople. Cassas compiled his book " Voyage de la Syrie, la Phoenicie et le Egypte " that is considered the finest book printed on the Middle East during the XVIII century. The book contains 180 plates and nowadays is of a great rarity .
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