BEATO (ANTONIO) and others
Album of views of Ancient Egyptian sites, manuscript title with watercolour view of the pyramids in the border, 116 albumen prints (81 signed on the negative in black by Beato; 10 signed by P. Sebah; others unsigned but some attributable to Beato or Sebah), all but 4 mounted one per page on recto only.Period style half brown calf gilt over contemporary cloth boards, gilt morocco label on upper cover,folio (570 x 360mm.), [c.1880]
A good album of large format Egyptian views, including 81 signed by Beato, comprising: Cairo (2), Pyramids at Gizah, Cheops and Saqqara (5), Denderah (4), Assiout (2), Thebes (18), Karnak (22), Edfou (3), Philae (8), Nubia (13), and others including Abydos, Beni Hassan, Assiout, Luxor, Elephantine and Esna, Many of these fine views include images of the indigenous peoples.
Provenance: "The Photographs were collected during the winter of 1880-81 by Wallace W. Cragg whilst travelling on the Nile between Cairo and the Second Cataract on the Dahabeah Estelle", captioned in manuscript.