1868 · Stuttgart
by Bernatz, Johann Martin von (illust.); Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert; Justus Roth; Oskar Fraas (text)
Stuttgart: J. F. Steinkopf, 1868. Second edition. Hardcover. g- to g. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. , pp. Original gilt- and blind stamped red cloth with gold decorated spine. All edges gilt. Silk-moire endpapers. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated with 50 original views of important places mentioned in scripture, drawn from nature by J. M. Gernatz and other artists, including two albumen prints of Damascus and Beirout (Beirut). Plates are full-page tinted lithographs, includes one panorama on double-page of Jerusalem. Each plate protected by tissue-guard, measuring 8 1/4" x 11" (Image: 4 3/4" x 7"). Large partly colored fold-out map of Palestine in rear of book. Includes few engravings, as issued. Text by G. H. v. Schubert , J. Roth and O. Fraas. The book was first published in Stuttgart (1839) with only 40 views, none of them photographic, and in only two languages. This version was first issued in 1855 being the most complete with the addition of an English text. Besides the two photographs (albumen prints) of Damascus and Beirut, other views show Nazareth, Tiberias, Bethlehem, Baalbek, Ephesus, Smyrna, Patmos, Nablos and Petra. Closed tears along head and tail of spine. Corners rubbed. Moderate to heavy foxing throughout. Text and captions in English, German, and French. Binding and interior in overall good- to good.
(Inventory #: 39148)