Thebes. The Tombs of the Kings, (Biban El Molouk.)

BINION, Samuel Augustus

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Place Published: Buffalo, NY
Publisher: American Polytechnic Company
Date Published: 1887

Description: Color lithograph. Image measures 12" x 18". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Plate XVIII.

Comments: This expansive desert landscape depicts the Tombs, or "Gates," of the Kings, a large necropolis where Egyptian monarchs were buried. Published in 1887, the print accurately portrays the secluded nature of the cemetery, which was accessible only via two paths This print is from a limited edition of Binion's "Ancient Egypt or Mizraim," Vol. II, considered a landmark of American chromolithography. This print is in very good condition with some discoloration and fingerprints in the margins, but they do not affect the quality of the image. Samuel Augustus Binion (1853-1914) was a Polish author, traveler, and translator. With "Ancient Egypt," he sought to present Egyptian history, art, and architecture in a thorough manner. He intended the size of the work to be sumptuous enough to allow for the faithful depiction of buildings, ornamentation, hieroglyphics, and decorations in their original colors, yet still manageable for use in both private and public libraries.

Edition: Limited
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 232559

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