SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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TCHERNETSOV [Chernetsov].
Palestine. Views [in Russian and Hebrew], drawn from nature by Academicians G. and N. Chernetsov, in the years 1842 and 1843.

Published
n.p.; n.d. [although censorship granted for part 1 in 1844; part 2 not given; part 3, 1845; part 4, 1845.
References
Catalogue of Russian Illustrated Books 1725-1860, Moscow, 1915. For biography of artist G. Smirnov, Chernetsovy, Moscow & Leningrad, 1949; Bobins 166.
Plates
24 + map
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
n.p.; n.d. [although censorship granted for part 1 in 1844; part 2 not given; part 3, 1845; part 4, 1845.
Ref
5107

Folio; modern half red morocco, marbled sides with original printed upper wrappers bound in. Red morocco title label (with gilt) to upper board, speckled edges. Good condition. Text in Russian, captions in French & Russian. Bookseller book plate to verso of title page. 4 parts in one vol., Part I, folio, lithographed hand coloured title, one leaf of text, and 6 coloured lithographed plates; Part II, title, one leaf of text, and plates 7-13 plates, all lithographed and coloured; Part III, title, one leaf of text, coloured lithographed plates 14-19; Part IV, title, one leaf of text, coloured lithographed plates 20-25. N. Obol’ianov. Some of the plates included are as follows: View of Jerusalem from the Damascus Road; View of Ramla; Fort of David; Valley of the Jordan; Solomon’s Ponds; Building on Sion; Hill of Eleon; Place of the Samaritan’s Kindness. Coloured plates in order: Part 1. 1. Vue de Jerusalem, prise de la Grotte du Prophete Jeremie, sur la Route de Damas. 2. Vue prise de Ramla, (ancienne Arimathie.) 3. Chateau du Roi David et Bain de Bethsabee, a Jerusalem. 4. Mosquee El-Aksa, ci-devant Temple de la Presentation de la Vierge, qui avait ete bati sur l'emplacement du Saint des Saints, a Jerusalem. 5. Jaffa. 6. Montagne de Samson, pres de Gaza. Part 2. 7. Grotte, ou Jesus Christ est ne, a Bethleem. 8. Vallee des Pasteurs, pres de Bethleem. 9. Entree du Sepulcre de la Sainte Vierge en Gethsemani, a Jerusalem. 10. Fontaine de la Sainte Vierge, a Jerusalem. 11. Tour sur le Chemin du Calvaire, a Jerusalem, elevee par Herode en l'honneur de Marc Antonie. 12. Vallee du Jourdain. 13. Plan et Profil de la Grotte, ou Jesus-Christ est ne, a Bethleem. Part 3. 14. Nazareth. 15. Lieu de l'Announciation a la Sainte Vierge, a Nazareth. 16. Grotte, sous le Temple de l'Annonciation, ou a demeure la Sainte Vierge, a Nazareth. 17. Pierre, qui servait de Table a Manger a Jesus et a ses Apotres, a Nazareth. 18. Etangs de Salomon, pres de Bethleem. 19. Edifices sur la Montagne de Sion, nommes Palais de david, a Jerusalem. Part 4. 20. Entree du Temple de la Resurrection, a Jerusalem. 21. Pierrede l'Onction, dans l'Eglise de Resurrection, a Jerusalem. 22. Entree de la Chapelle du Saint-Sepulcre, dans le Temple de la Resurrection, a Jerusalem. 23. Lieu de la Guerison d'un Aveugle-Ne par J.C., dans la Vallee de Josaphat, a Jerusalem. 24. La Montagne des Oliviers, a Jerusalem. 25. Lieu de la Charitie du Samaritain, sur la Route de Jerusalem a Jericho.