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Creator:
Salt, Henry, 1780–1827
Title(s):

Twenty-four views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt / from drawings by Henry Salt, Esq.

Additional Title(s):

Dedication leaf in the volume of plates: To Richard Marquis Wellesley K. St. P. & K.C. late governor general of the British possessions and captain general of the British forces serving in the East Indies these twenty four views taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, Abyssinia & Egypt are by permission most humbly dedicated by his grateful & most devoted humble servant Henry Salt.

Published/Created:
London : Published by William Miller, Albemarle-Street, 1809.
London : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St. James's
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 36-79 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2024 2 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2024 2 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Primarily engraved by Daniel Havell. Some plates engraved by John Bluck.
Title and imprint from letterpress volume.
The letterpress volume ([26] leaves; 36 cm) comprises a description of the plates. The volume of plates ([1], XXIV leaves ; 79 x 58 cm) is entirely engraved, including the dedication leaf.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 515
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 440
BAC Folio C 2023 2 Copy 1: The Abbey copy. Plates are hand-colored. The volume of plates includes watermarks dated 1818. Autograph: Lady Meux, July 1898. Ink stamp: The property of Lady Meux, Theobalds Park.
BAC Folio C 2023 2 Copy 2: Imperfect: lacks the volume of plates.
Subject Terms:
Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Pictorial works.
Egypt -- Pictorial works.
Ethiopia -- Pictorial works.
India -- Pictorial works.
Meux, Valerie Susie, Lady, 1852-1910 -- Autograph.
Saint Helena -- Pictorial works.
Sri Lanka -- Pictorial works.
Voyages and travels -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints.
Hand coloring.
Contributors:
Havell, Daniel, -1826?, engraver.
Bluck, John (Printmaker), engraver.
Havell, Robert, 1769-1832.
W. Bulmer and Co., printer.
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  • Plates: [Dedication leaf]
  • I. Sandy Bay Valley in the Island of St. Helena
  • III [i.e. II]. A view near the Roode Sand Pass at the Cape of Good Hope
  • III. Calcutta
  • IV. A view within the Fort of Monghyr
  • VI [i.e. V]. A view at Lucknow
  • VI. Mosque at Lucknow
  • VII. Ruins of the fort at Juanpore on the River Goomtee
  • VIII. View near the Point de Galle, Ceylon
  • IX. Pagoda at Ramisseram
  • X. Pagoda at Tanjore
  • XII [i.e. XI]. Riacotta in the Baramahal
  • XII. Pagodas at Trinchicunum
  • XIII. Poonah
  • XIV. Ancient excavations at Carli
  • XVII [i.e. XV]. View near the village of Asceriah, in Abyssinia
  • XVII [i.e. XVI]. The town of Dixan in Abyssinia
  • XVIII [i.e. XVII]. The town of Abha in Abyssinia
  • XIX. The pass of Atbara in Abyssinia
  • XX. The obelisk at Axum
  • XXI. The mountains at Samayut
  • XXII. The Vale of Calaat
  • XXIII. View of Grand Cairo
  • XIV. The pyramids at Cairo.

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