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Les Églises De la Terre Sainte Par Le Comte Melchior De Vogüé

Melchior de Vogüé

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Fragments d'un voyage en orient


Paris: Librairie De Victor Didron 23, Rue Saint-Dominique, M DCCC LX

Physical Description

[4], 463, [1] p., 28 pl., [2] maps: illus.; 264 mm. (Quarto.)


[Half-t., t.p., plate I] - Introduction - [Text, with plates] - Appendice [with 2 maps] - Index Alphabétique - Index Des Gravures - Table Des Matières - Errata; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The numbered plates 1-28 are signed as drawn by M. de Vogüé (no. 19 after Salzmann, no. 20 after Catherwood) and as engraved by Ch. Sauvageot. Each carries the imprint of the printer (A.) Beillet, Paris.

The two maps are signed as drawn by J. Ilnicki and lithographed by G. Regamey; and both carry the imprint of the chromolithographers Engelmann & Graf, Paris.


F.E. Peters, Jerusalem: the Holy City in the eyes of chroniclers, visitors, pilgrims (1985); N. Schur, Jerusalem in pilgrims' and travellers' accounts: a thematic bibliography (1980).

Summary Note

The half-title reads, 'Fragments D'Un Voyage En Orient'.

The text describes: ch. 2. Bethlehem (church of the Nativity of Christ); 3-9. Jerusalem (Church of the Resurrection; Church of St. Anne; Hospital; Temple and El-Aksa mosque; the Madeleine; churches about the walls; churches of the environs); 10. Galilee and Samaria (Nazareth, Tabor, Sepphoris, Nablous, Sebaste); 11. Coast towns (Lydda, Ramleh, Caesarea, Acre, Tyre, Beirut, Djebeil); 12. Glance at Cyprus and Rhodes; 13. Conclusion.

The plates show: 1. Church of the Resurrection, Jerusalem; 2-5. Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem; 6-13. Church of the Resurrection, Jerusalem; 14-15. Church of St. Anne, Jerusalem; 17-24. other churches of Jerusalem; 25-28. churches elsewhere (Karaith-el-Enab, Sebaste, Lydda, Djebeil). The two maps show plans of Jerusalem, in 1308 and 1859.

The two maps are printed in color.


The half-title is inscribed in ink, 'à M. Lebas, de l'Institut Hommage de l'auteur.'

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Les Églises De La Terre Sainte M. De Vogüé', 'R.A.' and 'Paris 1860'.


Architecture, Roman - Churches - Basilicas - Martyria - Palestine - Israel - Jerusalem - Church of the Resurrection - Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity - History - Romanesque
Treatises - Plans - Sections - Elevations - Views - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century


Melchior de Vogüé, draughtsman
Ch. Sauvageot, engraver
A. Beillet, intaglio printer
Guillaume Urban Régamey, lithographer
Engelmann et Graf (Paris), lithographic printer