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Port and Harbour of Aboukir. [Hand-Coloured Aquatint]
R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery., London. 1801 - Published October 1st 1801 This hand coloured aquatint by Luigi Mayer is in original untouched very good condition with the image clean and fresh, unfaded, never been framed. Dust and light creases in the white, one crease just touching the top left corner of the actual image, several tiny age spots in the white borders and small nicks at edges, large borders and legend at base line with artist and engravers imprint, When framed the creasing will not be seen. J. Whatman type cartridge paper. T. Milton engraved the plate. Measures 30 x 45 cm approx. Genuine 1801. Colouring ALL genuine, NOT modern or later colouring. *Luigi Mayer (1755¿1803) was an Italian-German artist and one of the earliest and most important late 18th-century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. He was a close friend of Sir Robert Ainslie, 1st Baronet, a British ambassador to Turkey between 1776 and 1792, and the bulk of his paintings and drawings during this period were commissioned by Ainslie. He travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776 and 1794, and became well known for his sketches and paintings of panoramic landscapes of ancient sites from the Balkans to the Greek Islands, Turkey and Egypt, particularly ancient monuments and the Nile. Many of the works were amassed in Ainslie's collection, which was later presented to the British Museum, providing a valuable insight into the Middle East of that period. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Colophon Books. PBFA]
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