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Cassas (Louis-François) materials for Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palaestine, et la Basse Aegypte, 1795-1823
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Louis-François Cassas materials for Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palaestine, et la Basse Aegypte,
    Date (inclusive): 1795-1823
    Number: 840011
    Creator/Collector: Cassas, Louis François
    Physical Description: 10 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 21 flat file folders)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Preparatory drawings made by Louis François Cassas, manuscripts, and printed proofs for the publication Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palaestine, et la Basse Aegypte, issued in three volumes in Paris between 1799-1800.
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    Language: Collection material is in French

    Biographical / Historical Note

    The French painter and architect Louis-François Cassas (1756-1827) was a member of the retinue of the French ambassador to the Ottoman court, Count Marie Gabriel August de Choiseul-Gouffier. Commissioned by the ambassador, he travelled from 1784 to 1787 to Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Cyprus, and Asia Minor and drew ancient sites, many of which had never before been recorded. An earlier commission in 1782 was for a series of views of the Istrian and Dalmatian coast. These drawings were reproduced in engraving in his book Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Istrie et de la Damatie (Paris, 1802). Cassas returned to Paris in 1792. After the Revolution he became drawing professor at the Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory, where he remained until his death.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Louis-François Cassas materials for Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palaestine, et la Basse Aegypte, 1799-1823. The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 840011
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa840011

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the repository in 1984.

    Processing History

    The collection was cataloged by Isabella Zuralski, with revisions made by Karen Meyer-Roux in October 2013.

    Alternate Form Available

    Microfilm is available of manuscripts shelved in box 5, f. 3 (complete except agreements with engravers), f. 4, f. 5, and f. 6 (all complete).
    Negatives and photographic prints are available for the prints and drawings housed in the flat file folders, and of the manuscripts in box 3*.
    Photocopies of some of the items housed in box 5: the printed prospectus, agreements with engravers, and the text on the ruins of Palmyra.
    Series III. Unbound manuscripts, 1797, was digitized in January 2017. Digitized images are available online: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/840011 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of printed proofs, drawings, and manuscript material made in preparation for Cassas's magnificent publication Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palaestine, et la Basse Aegypte (variant title: Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phénicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Egytpe ), published in three volumes in Paris between 1799-1800. The prints reproduce drawings Cassas made when travelling (1784-1787) in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Cyprus, and Asia Minor to record ancient monuments, other sites of interest, scenes from daily life, and local costume. Present in the collection are three bound volumes, including two volumes of prints and one volume of documents; sixty-four unbound prints and drawings; a printed prospectus, and several unbound manuscripts.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in 4 series: S Series I. Bound prints, undated; Series II. Bound manuscripts, 1798, undated; Series III. Unbound manuscripts, 1797, undated; eries IV. Unbound prints and drawings, 1795-1823, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Architecture, Ancient -- Palestine -- Designs and plans
    Architecture, Ancient -- Egypt -- Designs and plans
    Architecture, Ancient -- Lebanon -- Designs and plans
    Pyramids -- Egypt
    Antiquities, Roman
    Antiquities, Islamic
    Costume, Ottoman
    Costume -- Middle East
    Architecture, Ancient -- Syria
    Temples -- Middle East -- Designs and plans
    Architecture, Ancient -- Lebanon
    Architecture, Ancient -- Turkey
    Architecture, Ancient -- Palestine
    Architecture, Ancient -- Egypt
    Architecture, Ancient -- Syria -- Designs and plans
    Architecture, Ancient -- Cyprus

    Subjects - Places

    Egypt -- Social life and customs
    Cyprus -- Antiquities
    Palestine -- Antiquities
    Lebanon -- Antiquities
    Egypt -- Antiquities
    Syria -- Antiquities
    Turkey -- Antiquities
    Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918
    Tadmur (Syria) -- Antiquities
    Balabakk (Lebanon) -- Antiquities
    Tyre (Lebanon)
    Aleppo (Syria) -- Antiquities
    Amathus (Extinct city) -- Antiquities
    Temple Mount (Jerusalem) -- Designs and plans
    Jerusalem -- Antiquities
    Idalion (Extinct city) -- Antiquities
    Jizah (Egypt) -- Antiquities
    Antioch in Pisidia (Extinct city)

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Ledgers (account books) -- France -- 18th century
    Etchings -- France -- 18th century
    Proofs before letters -- France -- 18th century
    Prints -- France -- 18th century
    Engravings -- France -- 18th century
    Drawings -- France -- 18th century

    Contributors

    Taraval, Gustave
    Tilliard, Jean-Baptiste
    Varin, Charles Nicolas
    Pleé, François
    Racine, Jean-Bapt.
    Ransonnette, Pierre Nicolas
    Réville, Jean-Baptiste
    Picquenot, Michel
    Perrier, Louis
    Pierron, Jean Antoine
    Pillement, Jean
    Nitot, Michel
    Niquet, Claude
    Pauquet, Jean Louis Charles
    Patas, Charles Emmanuel
    Miger, Simon Charles
    Michelinot
    Neé, François-Denis
    Moisy, Alexandre
    Malbeste, Georges
    Malapeau, Claude-Nicolas
    Mathieu, Jean
    Masquelier, Louis-Joseph
    Lepagelet
    Liénard, Jean-Bapt.
    Le Tellier, Charles François
    Le Vasseur, Jean Charles
    Hulk, Abraham Jacobsz.
    Ingouf, François Robert
    Guette
    Helvis
    Garreau, Louis
    Godefroy, Jean
    Dupréel, J. D. B.
    Filhol, Antoine Michel
    Desmaisons
    Duparc, Marie Alexandre
    Delaunay, Robert
    Dequevauviller, François Nicolas Barthélemy
    De la Porte, J. J.
    Daudet, Robert
    Croutelle, Louis
    Coquet
    Copeau
    Cathelin, Louis Jacques
    Cassas, Louis François
    Cassas, Louis François
    Bovinet, Edme
    Boutrois, Philibert
    Berthault, Pierre Gabriel
    Benoist, M. A.
    Baquoy, Pierre Charles