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Recueil De Cent Estampes Representant Differentes Nations Du Levant, Gravées sur les Tableaux peints d'après Nature en 1707. & 1708. Par les Ordres De M. De Ferriol Ambassadeur Du Roi A La Porte; Et mis au jour en 1712. & 1713. Par les soins de M. Le Hay.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2291

Imprint

A Paris: Chéz Basan Graveur Avec Privilege Du Roi., 1714.

Physical Description

T.pl., [ii], xiv, [ii] engr. p. of text, 100, [2] pl.; 520 mm.

General Note

Plate 100 and the two unnumbered plates are double. (The last two, unnumbered pl. are commonly found bound into the Explication des cent estampes qui représentent différentes nations du Levant (1715). Lipperheid describes an issue having title-plate and 100 plates only, with the imprint, 'A Paris Chez led. Sr. Le Hay ... le Sr. Duchange, Graveur ... 1714'.)

Contents

[T.pl.] - [Preface [engraved] - Anecdotes De L'Ambassade De M. De Ferriol [engraved] - Explication Des Figures Contenues dans le Recueil des cent Estampes ... Avec Un Supplément d'Estampes [engraved; describing pl. 1-100 and [1, 2]] - Air sur lequel tournent les Derviches de Pera ... [engraved; music] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

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

References

Lipperheide, Katalog Der Freiherrlich Von Lipperheide'schen Kostümbibliothek (repr. 1963), no. 1413, p.560; R. Colas, Bibliographie Générale Du Costume (1933; repr.), no. 1819, col. 677.

Summary Note

The plates show Turks and other persons of the Ottoman empire - Greeks, Albanians, Hungarians, Vlachs, Armenians, Crimeans, Bulgarians, Persians, Indians, Arabs and north Africans, and some French visitors. Plate 100 is double, and shows a Turkish wedding; the two unnumbered plates are double, and show Dervishes whirling and a Turkish burial. In 1715 was published, Explication des cent estampes qui représentent différentes nations du Levant.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

19th-century half purple morocco, purple cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Le Hay - Recueil D'Estampes Représentant Différentes nations Du Levant' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject

Subject

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

Contributors