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INVENTORY OF THE LOUIS FRANCOIS CASSAS MATERIALS FOR VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE LA SYRIE, DE LA PHOENICIE, DE LA PALAESTINE, ET LA BASSE AEGYPTE, 1795-1823
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Series I.  Bound prints undated

Physical Description: 4.67 linear feet 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

190 printed proofs in 2 volumes, preparatory material for the published book.
Box 1*

Vol. I. undated

Physical Description: 100 prints

Scope and Content Note

Plates numbered 1 to 137. Not present are plates no. 4, 8, 11-12, 16-17, 19, 25, 29, 32, 34, 39-40, 43-45, 47-52, 56, 59-64, 69-70, 72-73, 76, 78, 80, 82-83, 88, 92, 95-97, 100, 103, 107, 115, 130, 133, 136. Included are five additional plates numbered 23bis, 109bis, 118bis, and 127bis. Two plates are numbered 121.
Box 2*

Vol. II. undated

Physical Description: 90 prints

Scope and Content Note

Plates numbered in two sequences. The first sequence includes plates numbered 1 to 96. Not present are plates no. 5-14, 18-26, 31-33, 35-46, 48-53, 55, 58, 60-61, 63, 65-66, 70-73, 75, 81, 83-84, 86, 88-90, 92-93, 95. The second sequence includes plates numbered 2 to 106. Not present are plates no. 1, 5, 7, 10-13, 15-18, 26-28, 31, 37, 39, 42, 44-45, 48-51, 56-57, 59-62, 64, 67-68, 70-73, 75, 78-80, 83-86, 90, 93-94, 100, and 103.
 

Series II.  Bound manuscripts, 1798, undated

Physical Description: 2.75 linear feet 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Preparatory material for the published book. Includes a letterpress title page, indices, tables for the arrangement of prints. Also in this series is the empty volume in which the prints and drawings in flat file folders 1-21 were formerly housed.
Box 3*

Title page for Voyage pittoresque ... An VII [i.e. 1798]

Scope and Content Note

Letterpress on blue paper, within ornamental woodcut border.
Box 3*

Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, par M. Cassas. Tableau des trente première livraisons, déja publieés, undated

Scope and Content Note

An index of plates in all three volumes, arranged numerically, with corrections in red ink. [8] p.
Box 3*

Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie ... , undated

Scope and Content Note

A table of the topical arrangement of plates grouped into nine parts in three volumes. [1] folded leaf.
Box 3*

Tableau des livraisons existantes et des epreuves en nombre, du Voyage de Syrie, undated

Scope and Content Note

A table of the topical arrangement of plates and a ledger. [1] leaf.
Box 3*

3me. volume. Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, par M. Cassas. Tableau des planches qui restes à publier, undated

Scope and Content Note

A table with list of plates which remain to be published for the third volume.
Box 4*

Empty volume, undated

Scope and Content Note

Formerly held prints and drawings now shelved in flat file folders 1-21**. Some pages are annotated. Mid-19th century binding.
 

Series III.  Unbound manuscripts 1797, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Material for the preparation of the book. Includes a printed prospectus, papers about the production of the book, printers agreement, costs, lists of plates, and a manuscript text about Palmyra. Series includes photographs and photocopies of materials in the collection, made by the repository.
Box 5, Folder 1

Printed prospectus 1797

Scope and Content Note

Caption title: Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phénicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Egytpe (A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de la République, germinal an VI [i.e. 1797]. 8p. Marked "No. 63" in ink on top of p. [1].
Box 5, Folder 2

Manuscript text on the ruins of Palmyra undated

Scope and Content Note

152 p.
Box 5, Folder 3

Agreements with engravers undated

Scope and Content Note

[5 leaves].
Box 5, Folder 3

Ledger with printer's expenses undated

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by printer [27] leaves.
Box 5, Folder 3

"Advertissement" undated

Scope and Content Note

A list of plates with explanatory text, 16 pp.
Box 5, Folder 3

Catalogue des paquets d'epreuves du Voyage en Syrie etc.... undated

Scope and Content Note

A list of proofs before letters, [6] leaves.
Box 5, Folder 4

List of plates in vols. 1-3 undated

Scope and Content Note

[15] leaves.
Box 5, Folder 4

Introductory text signed by Cassas undated

Scope and Content Note

[4] leaves.
Box 5, Folder 5

List of plates undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with information regarding payments. [25] leaves.
Box 5, Folder 6

Manuscript regarding Cassas's publication undated

Scope and Content Note

With lists of plates. [19] leaves.
Box 5, Folder 7

Photocopies undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of the printed prospectus, agreements with engravers, and text on the ruins of Palmyra. Photocopy made by the repository.
Box 5, Folder 8

Photographs undated

Scope and Content Note

25 photographs, including 14 photographs of some of the prints and drawings shelved in flat file folders; and 11 photographs of manuscripts shelved in box 3*: items no. 2, 3, 4, and 5. Photographs made by the repository.
 

Series IV. Unbound prints and drawings, 1795-1823, undated

Physical Description: 21 flat file folders

Scope and Content Note

Sixty-three printed proofs and drawings. Each print and drawing is numbered in pencil on verso, possibly by former owner. The numbers are transcribed here in brackets at the end of titles.
These prints and drawings, preparatory materials for the published book, were tipped into a bound volume when the collection was received. They were removed from the volume in order to preserve and safely re-house the items. The now empty volume is still part of the collection.
Flat file folder 1**

[Religious festival before a statue of Zeus near a pond]. [#1]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil: Le cuivre a été vendue à Perignon fils rue Pigalle no. 11.
A handwritten note in French stating that some of the unbound prints reproduce no longer existing drawings, and prints after some of the drawings no longer exist. In ink.
Flat file folder 1**

Vue d'Antioche, prise de la fontaine d'Ninizazar, en regardant les montagnes du Beylam. [#2]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on tracing paper; "1.er V. No. 4". Caption in pencil.
Flat file folder 2**

Costumes des femmes du village de Marthaonhan, aventure de l'auteur. [#3]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "1.er V. No 11". Caption in pencil.
Flat file folder 3**

Vue genérale d'Alep. [#4]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "1er. V. No. 12."
Flat file folder 3**

Vue du château d'Alep et d'une partie de la ville prise au delà des murailles sur une hauteur. [#5]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on paper. Caption in pencil. "1er. Vol. No. 13". Pencil drawing on tracing paper attached to the lower right, with caption "Détails de l'entrée du château."
Flat file folder 4**

Vue d'une partie de hamma et de ses grandes machines pour arroser les jardins la vue est prise du côté de la maison du Mussalhim; Tentes du Consul anglais, près d'Alep sur une hauteur. [#6]

Scope and Content Note

2 drawings on one sheet. Pencil on paper. With further annotations in pencil. "1er. V. No. 19."
Flat file folder 4**

Tripoli (J'ai le dessin)

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. With further annotations in pencil. "1er. vol. No. 17."
Flat file folder 4**

Vue d'une partie de Tripoli, prise d'une promenade où se rassemblent les Turcs pour prendre le frais sur les bords d'une petite rivière. [#8]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on paper. With further annotations in pencil. "19 - 1er. volume."
Flat file folder 4**

Vue générale de Tripoli de Syrie prise de chemin de la marine. [#9]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. With further annotations in pencil. "1er. Vol., No. 16."
Flat file folder 5**

Marche d'une caravanne traversant le desert de Palmyra. [#10]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "1er vol. No. 25."
Flat file folder 5**

Vue perspective restaurée de l'enceinte et du temple du Soleil à Palmyra. [#11]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed below the image: L. F. Cassas Del., Les Figures par Nitot Dufresne, L'arch. par J. J. De La Porte "en 3e. "1er Vol. No. 48."
Flat file folder 5**

Plafond à droite de la chapelle du Temple du Soleil à Palmyre. [#12]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "1er V No. 43."
Flat file folder 6**

Vue restaurée des piedesteaux. [#13]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. With further annotations in pencil. "1er V. No. 60."
Flat file folder 6**

Portion de la Galerie de Palmyre.[#14]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. With further annotations in pencil. "1er Vol. No. 61."
Flat file folder 6**

Vue d'une partie de la galerie de Palmyre. [#15]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. With further annotations in pencil. "1er Vol. No. 62."
Flat file folder 7**

Ruines du Portique de Diocletian. [#16]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in ink. "1er Vol. No. 97."
Flat file folder 7**

Vue de plusieurs tombeaux, et en particulier celui d'Jamblichus qui se remarque sur le 1er plan, ces monumens sont situés sur une colline au Sud, avec une partie des ruines de Palmyre que l'on voit dans le fond du tableau. [#17]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. With further annotations in pencil and ink. "1er Vol. No. 100."
Flat file folder 7**

Geometral de la niche du tombeau de la planche précedente. La tête de la statue couché que j'ai mise a sa place á été retrouvée dans les ruines. [#18]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in ink. "1er V. No. 103."
Flat file folder 7**

Table des inscriptions 37. placées sur les façades des tombeaux d'Elabilus et d'Jamblichus. [#19]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in ink. "1er V. No. 107."
Flat file folder 8**

Vue d'un tombeau. [#20]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in ink. Signed: M. A. Benoist 1823. "1er volume No. 115."
Flat file folder 8**

Restauration d'un des tombeaux à l'extremité de la grande galerie de Palmyre. [#21]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil and ink. Signed: M. A. B. "1er Vol. No. 130."
Flat file folder 8**

Niche d'un tombeau entièrement détruit avec plusieurs inscriptions, trouvées parmi les ruines d'edifices detruits. [#22]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil and ink. "1er Vol No. 136."
Flat file folder 8**

Plan de Balbeck. [#23]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed in pencil: B[?]rriere. "2e V. No. 2."
Flat file folder 9**

[Balbeck?] Elevation prise au Sud. [#24]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed: Levé par L. F. Cassas, Gravé par Guette. Annotated in ink. "2e. Ve. No. 5."
Flat file folder 9**

Portion d'une grande planche repr. les Temples de Balbeck. [#25]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "2me vol. No. 18"
Flat file folder 9**

Vue d'une partie du temple de Jupiter et des six colonnes de celui du Soleil à Balbeck. [#26]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on paper. "2e. Vol. No. 23."
Flat file folder 9**

Vue générale des ruines de Balbeck, prise près des carrières ou l'on voit une pierre de 65 pieds de long sur 16 pieds 4 pouces de large. [#27]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on tracing paper. "2eme Vol. No. 24."
Flat file folder 10**

Plafond du Temple de Jupiter à Balbeck. [#28]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. "2me Vol. No. 33."
Flat file folder 10**

Façade de Temple de Jupiter à Balbeck. [#29]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. "2me Vol. No. 36."
Flat file folder 11**

Partie latérale du temple de Jupiter à Balbeck. [#30]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed: Lepagelet. "2. V. No. 37."
Flat file folder 11**

[Balbeck. Temple of Jupiter]. [#31]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed: Cassas del. Desmaisons sculp. 1797. "2em V."
Flat file folder 11**

Porte du Temple de Jupiter à Balbeck. [#32]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed: Cassas Del. Delaitre, Delle Case. Sculp.nt. "2e Vol 39."
Flat file folder 12**

Chambrant et entablement du temple de Jupiter à Balbeck. [#33]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "2em Vol. 40."
Flat file folder 12**

[Decorative freeze] [#34]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "2e vol. No. 41."
Flat file folder 12**

[Entablature and Corinthian column capital] [#35]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "3 V. No. 43."
Flat file folder 13**

Vue des temples de Balbeck, état actuel de ces monumens. [#36]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. "2em Vol No. 46."
Flat file folder 13**

Autre vue de Balbeck, prise du coté du chemin de Hems. [#37]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on tracing paper. "2em V. No. 51."
Flat file folder 13**

Les trois temples et l'enceinte du temple du Soleil à Balbeck. [#38]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. "2em Vol No. 5."
Flat file folder 13**

Vue d'une cascade du Kadicha, à peu de distance de sa source. [#39]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on paper. "2em Vol. No. 63."
Flat file folder 14**

Vue prise dans les régions élevées du Liban. [#40]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed: Louis François Cassas del., Terminé au Burin P. J. B. Racine, L'an xiiii. "2e vol No. 66."
Flat file folder 14**

Vue prise dans le Liban. [#41]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: Dessiné par Cassaz, Bovinet aqua forti. "Supposé 70, 2em vol."
Flat file folder 14**

Vue de la Vallée de Cosahia dans le Liban. [#42]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: L. F. Cassas Pinx., J. Mathieu Sc. 1795. "71 2em Vol ."
Flat file folder 15**

Vue de l'interieur du tombeaux des rois de Sidon près de Sirde en Syrie. [#43]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "2em vol no. 83."
Flat file folder 15**

Vue de four autrefois Tyr, prise dans l'interieure du Port en regardant la terre ferme. [#44]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "2em. V. No. 84."
Flat file folder 15**

Restauration d'un temple en Phoenicie. [#45]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: P. Baquoy qua forti fecit. "2 V. 88."
Flat file folder 16**

[Scene depicting a crowd watching two men wrestling before a tent] [#46]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Signed in pencil: L. F. Cassas, Girardes. "2em V. No. 93."
Flat file folder 16**

Marche du Grand []neur allant à la mosque. [#47]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. "2em Vol 2 vol. 2 No. 97."
Flat file folder 16**

Vue générale d'Athènes. [#48]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. "2. V. No. 99."
Flat file folder 17**

Vue de St. Jean d'Acre. [#49]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: L. Garreau Scupl. 1796. "No. 1, 3em vol."
Flat file folder 17**

Vue générale du Temple de Salomon prise du cote du nord d'une fenêtre du palais de Pilate. [#50]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: Cassas deline., Varin Scul. Brumain l'an 3em."
Flat file folder 17**

Vue générale des 3 tombeaux de Zacharie, d'Absalon et des apôtres. [#51]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: Gr. par Piquenot 5me anee juillet 3me 1797 a Monville. "3em vol. 37."
Flat file folder 17**

Vue extérieure d'un monument des anciens Hébrews. [#52]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: Ingouf inc. "3. vol. n. 39."
Flat file folder 18**

[A floor plan] [#53]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil and ink. "3e. V. No. 49."
Flat file folder 18**

Costumes des arabes d'Egypte. [#54]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in ink. "3em vol. 52b?."
Flat file folder 18**

Plan de la mosquée des 1,001 colonnes, etc. [#55]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil and ink. "3 vol No 59."
Flat file folder 19**

Cérémonies d'un mariage. [#56]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: Inventé et Dessiné par L. F. Cassas, Gravé par Ingouf le Jeune lAn 4me ou 1795. "3e vol, n. 64."
Flat file folder 19**

Danseuses Egyptiennes. [#57]

Scope and Content Note

Engraving. Annotated in pencil. Signed: L. F. Cassas del., J. A. Piérron Scupl.t. "3e vol. no. 78."
Flat file folder 19**

Tête de Sphinx près de la grande Piramyde. [#58]

Scope and Content Note

Etching. Signed: Cassas del., Hulk Aqùa forti L'an 4 de la Rep. f. "3em vol. 85."
Flat file folder 20**

Vue d'une partie de Nicosie, prise de l'intérieur d'un bastion à l'ouest de la ville. [#59]

Scope and Content Note

Pencil on tracing paper. Annotated in pencil. "3em V. No. 100."
Flat file folder 20**

Interieur du monastère de Cazzafam dans l'ile de Chypre. [#60]

Scope and Content Note

Etching. Annotated in pencil. Signed: L. F. Cassas d. , L. J. Masquélier aqua forti. "3e vol. No. 103."
Flat file folder 20**

Vue de Famagouste. [#61]

Scope and Content Note

Drawing on tracing paper. Annotated in pencil. "3. V. No. 107."
Flat file folder 21**

Vue des cent-et-une maisons dans l'ile de Chypre. [#62]

Scope and Content Note

Drawing. Annotated in pencil. "3em V. No. 107."
Flat file folder 21**

Lion en marbre blanc découvert par l'auteur pres d'Athènes. Planches de vignettes pour le voyage de Sirie etc. [#63]

Scope and Content Note

Four engravings on one sheet. Annotated in pencil and ink.