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Lynker, Anna / Sattler, Hubert.
[Binding title (also at the head of each plate):] Nil-Album.
[Vienna, Leopold Sommer and Comp., Anna Lynker and Conrad Greve, , ca. 1875]. Oblong Imperial 1mo (53.4 x 70 cm). Album with 32 chromolithographed plates (26 measuring 25 x 35.5 cm; 6 measuring 36.5 x 60.5), mounted on paperboard leaves, each leaf with lithographed title "Nil-Album" (above), and caption, imprint and note that they were painted from life by Anna Lynker (30) or Hans Sattler (2). All chromolithorgraphed by Conrad Greve. Printed by various Viennese printers: K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, E. Köke, M. Fein, Conrad Greve, Leopold Sommer and Comp. and Johann Haupt. [32] chromolithographed plates. Contemporary red half goatskin morocco, textured-cloth sides, the front board with the title "Nil-Album" (on the spine "Nil Album") in gold, watered-silk pattern endpapers.. An extraordinary and extremely rare album with breath-taking colour-printed views of Egypt and Nubia, made after watercolours painted from life at the sites. We have located only one other copy, and it has fewer plates than the present copy. Although there is no title-page, each plate and the contemporary binding have the title "Nil-Album" (Nile album). The plates show a dozen ancient Egyptian temples, the pyramids at Gisa, the two famous colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III at Thebes (the Colossi of Memnon), and other ancient sites, some with hieroglyphic inscriptions. While the colour views of these sites as they were ca. 1870 would be of the greatest importance by themselves, the present album provides much more. These are not mere archaeological sites showing dead ruins, but views of living E … [Click Below for Full Description]
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