The album records the Duc de Luynes's
1864 expedition to the Dead Sea with the photographs arranged according to the expedition
itinerary, starting at Beirut and concluding with a view of the source of the Hasbany
Louis Vignes (1831-1896) was a French naval officer who, in 1864 as a young lieutenant,
accompanied Honoré Paul Joseph d'Albert, duc de Luynes, on his expedition to the Dead Sea
region, having been trained as a photographer by Charles Negre prior to their departure.
(58 photographic prints)
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