[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie. after 1832 – 1906, active 1862- ca. 1900, MIDDLE EAST, ISLAMIC WORLD - EGYPT, SUDAN, Antonio BEATO, Pascal SÉBAH, Luigi FIORILLO, active ca. 1870s-1890s.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.
Extensive Portfolio of Large Early Photos of Egypt

[Collection of 63 Original Albumen Studio Photos, Housed in a Custom-Made Folder, Titled:] Le Caire, Egypte, Nubie.

Ca. 1870s-1890s. Elephant Folio folder (ca. 41x32 cm). With 63 albumen photographs, mounted on the original studio card; the photos are from ca. 21,5x27,5 cm (8 ½ x 10 ¾ cm) to ca. 20x26 cm (7 x 10 ¼ in). Forty-six photos signed and/or captioned in negative; all photos with period manuscript numbers (from 1 to 63) and French captions on the mounts. Period custom-made maroon half morocco folder with cloth boards; gilt-lettered title and the owner’s name (“Edouard Mignard”) on the front board; marbled endpapers. Paper label with the hand-written number “400” on the front board. A couple of images mildly faded, mounts slightly age-toned, several mounts with minor chipping on the corners, the folder rubbed on the spine and extremities; overall a very good collection of strong interesting photos.

Attractive custom-made folder with 63 albumen photographic views of Egyptian cities and antiquities, and including two views of locations in modern-day Sudan (Nile’s Second cataract and Wadi Halfa). Forty-one photos are signed by or attributed to Antonio Beato (active 1862 - ca. 1900, established in Luxor in 1870), twenty photos are signed by or attributed to Pascal Sébah (studio in Constantinople, active before 1878), and two photos are signed by Luigi Fiorillo (studio in Alexandria, active 1870s-1890s).
Most photos in the folder (40) depict Egyptian temples and antiquities: the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the colossal statue of Ramesses II near Memphis, Saqqara complex (the Pyramid of Djoser, bas-reliefs from the tombs), Dendera temple complex (the temple of Hathor, bas-reliefs), Luxor temple (the obelisk of Ramesses II, the Sun court, Ramesses II statue), Karnak temple (the gate and pylon, ruins of the Great Temple, the obelisks of Thutmose I and Hatshepsut, the Great Hypostyle Hall, bas-reliefs), Ramesseum, the Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu, the Colossi of Memnon, the temple of Edfu (general view, the inner court, the sanctuary, bas-reliefs), Philae Temple (general views from east and west, the pylon, Trajan’s kiosk, bas-reliefs), the temple of Abu Simbel (the façade and the interior of the Great Temple, the façade of the Small Temple), the interior of the tomb of Sennefer in the Theban necropolis, ancient egyptian statuettes in the Bulaq museum, etc.
Among the fifteen photos of contemporary Egypt, there are the views of the Suez Canal by Sébah, two photos of Alexandria by Fiorillo (Place des Consuls, Pompey’s pillar), and twelve views of Cairo by Sébah (the Citadel, a fountain in the court of the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, the interior of the Mosque of Sultan al-Mu’ayyad, Mamluk mausoleums, Tombs of the Caliphs, Sultan Quaytbay’s mosque and mausoleum, the exterior and interior of the Gezirah Palace – before it became a hotel in 1984, etc.).
There are also interesting photos of Aswan and the First and the Second Nile’s cataracts (both are now submerged after the construction of Aswan Low Dam in 1902 and Aswan High Dam in 1970). Several group portraits show the Egyptian Camel Corps riders near Wadi Halfa (possibly, taken before the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882), Nubian women and children at Dakka, Nubian warriors at Aswan, and Egyptian peasants posing next to a sakia water wheel or near a shadoof irrigation device. Overall an attractive collection of large, well-preserved albumen photos of Egypt.
A list of photos:
25 photos signed “A. Beato” (all captions are handwritten): 21) Saqqarah (Basse-Egypte). Pyramide á degrés; 23) Dendérah (Haute-Egypte). Grand Temple d’Hathor; 24) Dendérah (Haute-Egypte). Mur extérieur du temple d’Hathor; 27) Temple de Louqsor (Haute-Egypte). Obelisque de Ramsés II; 28) Cour du Temple de Louqsor (Haute-Egypte); 29) Temple de Louqsor (Haute-Egypte). Statue de Ramses II; 30) Karnak (Haute-Egypte). Propylone de Ptolémée Evergète; 32) Karnak (Haute-Egypte). Obélisques de Thoutmès Ir (1678) et de sa fille Hatasou, régente (1660); 33) Karnak (Haute-Egypte). Temple de Séti. Avenue centrale de la Grande Salle des Colonnes; 34) Karnak (Haute-Egypte). Intériere de la Salle des Colonnes du Temple de Séti; 36) Karnak (Haute-Egypte). La Cataille de Séti; 37) Thèbes (H-te Egypte). Abd-el-Quornah. Intérieur du tombeau de So-Nofer; 38) Thèbes (Haute-Egypte). Ramesséion, ou Temple de Ramsès II; 40) Thèbes (Haute-Egypte). Grand Temple de Médinet-Abou; 41) Thèbes (Haute-Egypte). Grand Temple de Médinet-Abou. Intérieur de la première cour; 42) Thèbes (Haute-Egypte). Intérieur du Grand Temple de Médinet-Abou; 43) Temple d’Edfou (Haute-Egypte); 44) Colonnade de la Cour du Temple d’Edfou (Haute-Egypte); 48) Shadouf; 51) Groupe de Bécharins á Assouan (Haute-Egypte); 55) Ile de Philae (Nubis). Pylone du Grand Temple d’Isis; 60) Intérieur du Grand Temple d’Abou Simbel (Nubie); 61) Façade du Petit Temple d’Abou Simbel (Nubie); 63) Corps des Chameliers à Ouady-Halfa (Nubie).
16 photos unsigned and uncaptioned, but attributed to Antonio Beato: 25) “Isis relief at the Dendera temple,” attribution based on the identical image from the Brooklyn Museum]; 26) [“Cleopatra relief at the Dendera temple,” attribution based on the identical image from the Brooklyn Museum]; 31) [Karnak (Haute-Egypte). Ruines du Grand Temple de Thoutmés III]; 35) [“The Prisoners of Thutmose III,” attribution based on the identical image from the Getty Museum); 39) [“Colossi de Memnon,” attribution based on the identical image from the Brooklyn Museum); 45) [Temple d’Edfou (Haute-Egypte), La Chasse de Ramses]; 46) [Temple d’Edfou (Haute-Egypte), Ptolémée Philométor coiffé du present par les déesses Isis et Hathor]; 47) [Temple d’Edfou (Haute-Egypte), Naos de Nectanébo I]; 49) [Sakièh]; 50) [Vue d’Assouan (Haute-Egypte)]; 52) [Rapides de la Première Cataracte du Nil]; 53) [Ile de Philae (Nubie). Vue de l’Est]; 54) [“Southwest view of Philae,” attribution based on the identical image from the Getty Museum]; 56) [Ile de Philae (Nubie). Temple d’Isis. La barque sacrée]; 57) [Ile de Philae (Nubie). Temple hypéthre ou Kiosque Epoque Romaine, régne de Tibére]; 59) [Façade du Grand Temple d’Abou-Simbel (Nubie)]; 62) [Ouady-Halfa (Nubie). Batn-el-Hagar. Seconde Cataracte du Nil].
16 photos signed “P. Sébah” or “P. Sébah Phot.”: 1) 290. Canal de Suez; 4) 132. [Caire]. Porte de la Citadelle; 6) 16. Caire. Mosquée du Sultan Hassan; 7) No. 18. Fontain de la Mosquée Sultan Hassan; 8) No. 30. Sanctuaire de la Mosquée Sultan Moaved; 9) 12. Citadelle au Caire, et tombeaux des Mameluks; 10) No. 21 bis. Vue Générale de tombeaux des Kalifs; 11) 30. Mosquée et tombeau. Kait Bey; 13) No. 320. Groupe de Minarets; 14) 38. Intérieur du Palais de Gézirah; 15) No. 37. Palais de Géziret. Pavillon Extérieur; 18) No. 44. Grande Pyramide de Chéops, Gyseh; 19) 456. La grande pyramide et le Sphinx Armachis; 20) 177A. Colosse de Ramsès II à Memphis; 22) 179. Zakkarah. Intérieur du Tombeau de Ti, Paroi de l’Est. Tableau d’agriculture; 58) 29. Groupe de Nubiens à Dakieh.
4 photos attributed to Pascal Sébah: 5) No. 11. Fontaine de la Mosquée Mohamet Ali (unsigned, but captioned); 12) 127. Rue du Caire quartier Touloun (unsigned, but captioned); 16) [Musée de Boulaq]. Osiris, Hathor et Isis (unsigned, but captioned); 17) [Unsigned and uncaptioned, another print of this photo is captioned in negative: “166. Groupe des pyramides”].
2 photos signed “L. Fiorillo”: 2) 137. Alexandrie. Places des Consuls. La Statue de Mehemet-Aly; 3) 111. Alexandrie. Colonne Pompée.

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