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Mayr, H. von

Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr. / Vues pittoresques de l'orient recueilles dans le voyage de S. A. Monseigneur le Duc Maximilien de Bavière en Nubie, en Egypte, en Palestine, en Syrie et à Malta en MDCCCXXXVIII et publiées par Henri de Mayr.

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München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.

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Weight 2500 g
Tax6% (VAT)
Weight2500 grams



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München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.

Very rare complete, hand-coloured copy, as issued, of the magnificent, large, illustrations of the Holy Land, Middle East and Malta. The original wrappers are hand-coloured as well. The Nuremberg artist Heinrich von Mayr (1806-1871) accompanied the Duke Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811-1864; from 1848 onwards King of Bavaria) and his entourage as a personal painter on an eight-month "Grand Tour" from Bavaria to the Orient and back. "Ermunternd wirkten die ersten Aufträge des Herzogs Maximilian, welcher, nachdem der junge Künstler 1832 und 1833 am Hofe des Fürsten von Thurn und Taxis mehrere größere Gemälde, Cavalcaden, Jagden und dgl. ausgeführt hatte, denselben als artistischen Begleiter auf seine orientalische Reise 1838 und 1839 mitnahm. Die Titelverleihung zum herzoglichen Cabinetsmaler war nur eine auszeichnende Förmlichkeit, da der Herzog den Künstler persönlich hochhielt und mit wahrer Freundschaft ehrte. Als Frucht dieser Aegypten, Nubien, Palästina, Syrien und Malta umfassenden Reise gab M. die beiden großen, damals gerechtes Auffehen erregenden Prachtwerke heraus "Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient" (München und Leipzig 1839 ff., lithogr. von F. Kaiser, 60 Blätter)" (Deutsche Biographie). They travelled from Munich to Venice, Corfu, Patras, Athens, Alexandria, and Cairo to the Holy Land. They then travelled via Malta back to Munich, arriving in September 1838. The illustrations depict ancient monuments as well as ordinary life, including views of street life in Cairo, various views of Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem, Karnak, and Luxor; the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Gizeh, and many others, including Alexandria, Malta, etc., etc. Each illustration has a different, broad, pictorial border. Some letterings heightend in gold. The text is in two columns: German and French. Title with two pieces of paper stuck to the back, some small marginal tears and an occasional brown spot. Overall a fine, clean copy of this rarity. Kainbacher, 265 ("RRR - Rarität").

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