PARIS François Edmond - Souvenirs from Jerusalem
Album drawn by M. le Contre Admiral Pâris, lithographed by MM. Hubert Clerget, Bachelier, Jules Gaildrau and Fichot.
Work published by the Mediterranean squadron.
Paris, at Arthus Bertrand, 1862.
1 large in-plano volume (62 x 50 cm). Sober binding in half black sheepskin with contemporary corners.
Fine trace of friction on the flats with erased upper angle.
Very good condition of the 14 boards, including 12 in color followed by 4 explanatory sheets for the boards.
First and only edition of this magnificently illustrated work. Account of the 1861 visit to Jerusalem undertaken by the French third squadron of the Mediterranean. Very beautiful colors of the 12 lithographed plates.
François-Edmond Pâris joined the French Navy in 1820 and took part in three major expeditions: the first sous d'Urville aboard the Astrolabe (1826-9), and two sous Laplace sur la Favorite (1829-32) and Artémise (1837-40). In 1858, he was appointed rear admiral and received command of the third French squadron in the Mediterranean.
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List of boards (all visible on our website):
Stop for Pilgrims at the Abou Nabout Fountain.
General view of Jerusalem.
Chapel of the Holy Sepulch.
Stone of the Anointing and Dome of the Greek Chapel.
Chapel of St. Helena or the Invention of the Cross.
Gallery Leading to the Prison of Christ.
Tomb of the Virgin.
Cave of Agony.
Grotto of the Nativity.
Interior of the Golden Gate.
Mosque of Omar.
Gallery of the Omar Mosque.
El Aksa Mosque.