BELZONI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA Plates illustrative of the researches and operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia.
London: John Murray: 1822. First edition of the Atlas volume (only). Contemporary cloth boards edges in purple, neatly rebacked. 18 x 23 1/8 inches (57 x 46.5 cm); 2 ff., followed by 44 plates and plans on 34 sheets (two folding), all but 4 hand-colored, with an unrelated map bound-in at the front. Binding rebacked and restored. A few plates slightly torn and repaired in the margins, plate 2 slightly short (possibly as issued), a small panel of the folding plate 40 detached but present, some offsetting, soiling and spotting throughout.
The Atlas volume of Belzoni's important narrative is one of the great pictorial records of Egyptology at this period, and this first edition is quite uncommon. Abbey Travel 268.
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