Das Heilige Land und die Heiligen Statten.

Messmer, Joseph Anton 1747-1827.

Book ID: 18682


4to. ix, [1], 356 pp., German text, Gothic script, extra lithograph title page with gilt, 55 b/w plates, 24 chromolithograph plates, numerous figures in text, 1 folding colour map at rear, original publisher's quarter calf with marbled boards, rubbed, title gilt on spine, index, new endpapers, previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper, occasional spotting, otherwise copy in good condition, Vogel’sche Verlagshandlung, Munich, first edition, 1860.


Joseph Anton Messmer (1829-1879) was a professor of Archaeology at the Munich Museum. This is an account of a journey he made in 1859 to Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. The work is illustrated by steel engraved topographical views, some with their original chromolithograph colour.
Among the most beautiful colour steel engravings are the views of Abu Simbel, Bethlehem, Damascus Jaffa, Jerusalem and Tiberias, and among the wood engravings views of Beirut, Gaza, Hebron, Jericho and Sidon.
Bibliographic references: Not in Blackmer; Tobler, 171-172; Rohricht 2093.

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