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Explication Des Cent Estampes Qui Represent Differentes Nations Du Levant. Avec De Nouvelles estampes De Ceremonies Turques Qui Ont Aussi Leurs Explications.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2290

Variant Title

Recueil De Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations Du Levant

Imprint

A Paris,: Des Caracteres & de l'Imprimerie de Jacques Collombat, Imprimeur ordinaire des Bâtimens, Arts & Manufactures du Roy, ruë saint Jacques, au Pelican., M. DCC. XV. Avec Privilege Du Roi.

Physical Description

[vi], 26, [2] p., engr. t.-pl., 100, [2] pl.; 486 mm. (Folio).

Contents

[T.p.] - Preface - Avertissemens - Explication Des Figures Contenuës dans le Recueil des cent Estampes [on 100 and [2] pl.] - Air [music] - [Engr. t.-pl.] - [Pl. 1-100, [2].]

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed 'JB' (perhaps for Jean-Baptiste Vanmour, from whom the original paintings were commissioned), and as engraved by P. Simonneau, G. Scotin maj., G. Scotin min., C. du Bosc, J. Haussard, C.N. Cochin, B. Baron, J. de Franssières or P. Rochefort (but pl. 12 and 53 have no engraver's signature).

References

Lipperheide, Katalog Der Freiherrlich Von Lipperheide'schen Kostümbibliothek (repr. 1963), no. 1414, p.560; R. Colas, Bibliographie Générale Du Costume (1933; repr.), no. 1820, col. 677.

Summary Note

This is a reissue of the plates published in 1714 by Le Hay and Duchange in Paris under the title, Recueil De Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations Du Levant tirées sur les Tableaux peints d'aprés Nature en 1707. et 1708. par les Ordres De M. De Ferriol Ambassadeur Du Roi A La Porte. Et gravées en 1712. et 1713. par les soins de Mr. Le Hay. The plates show Turks and other peoples of the Ottoman empire - Greeks, Albanians, Hungarians, Vlachs, Armenians, Crimeans, Bulgarians, Persians, Indians, Arabs and north Africans - and even a few visiting French men and women. The hundredth plate shows a Turkish wedding; the two unnumbered plates show Dervishes whirling and a Turkish burial.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

The verso of plate 19 carries a drawing in graphite by an unidentified hand.

Binding Note

Contemporary vellum; spine lettered, 'Habillements du Levant'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Costume - Dress - Turks - Middle East - Turkey - Balkans - Mediterranean Region - History - 18th century
Paintings, European - Paintings, French - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors