Ruins of Balbec. [&] The Remains of the Great Temple in Palmira seen from the West. [&] Ruins of Ancient Rome. [&] Ruins of Athens. [&] Ruins of Balbec. [&] The Ancient City of Palmira as it now appears.
Set of six early copper engravings, coloured by hand, each laid on separate card and marbled paper for effect, in near-contemporary presentation by or for collector 'E J Myles'. Each view inscribed to verso with his name (probably signature) in ink by early hand, and numbered 1-6. Each image approx. 160 x 260mm, 6¼ x 10¼". Margins of prints overlaid and invisible; card backed with coarse bluish rag paper.
An attractive set of views of ruins of classical civilisations, including the temples at Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, and at Baalbek (Baalbec) in Lebanon. A selection from a larger series of prospects, reduced copies by Robert Sayer of larger engravings; plates numbered non-sequentially upper right (Palmira is '8'). The principal features of each composition captioned below the image, 'Palmira' with key.
[Ref: 21750] £680.00