Hospital der Griechen zu Alexandria.
[Prague: Bohmanns Erben, 1825.]
Sepia aquatint. Sheet 230 x 325mm (9 x 12ž"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of the Leper Hospital of Alexandria, etched by Jiri (George) Döbler for the scarce Prague edition of 'Voyage dans le Levant' by Louis, Comte de Forbin. Forbin (1779-1841), a painter and antiquarian, succeded Vivant-Denon (head of Bonaparte's 'Savants') as curator of the Musée du Louvre after the restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy. He travelled around the Levant 1817-18, painting and collecting artifacts for French museums. The original French edition was illustrated with lithographs.
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