Thirty-eight (38) Richard Pococke (English, 1704-1765) copper plate engravings from "A Description of the East, and Some other Countries…Observations on Egypt" printed by W. Boyer, London, 1743. The engravings, including the frontispiece for "A Description…" Vol. II, Part I, depict temples, famous landmarks and monuments, including Absalom's Pillar, architectural features, statues, including details of an Ozymandias statue and other works of art, fauna including diagrams of bird mummies, and other cultural items from Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome. Images approximately 12" H x 8" W. Plates approximately 13 1/4" H x 8 3/8" W. Sheets approximately 16" H x 9 1/2" W. Provenance: Property of a private Alabama collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with areas of toning, foxing spots, tears, etc to be expected from age. Some with pieces of white archival tape, for previous mounting or repair, en verso (see photos).
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