Auction 031 Part 1 Online Auction – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture
Jul 27, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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LOT 49:

"The Dress of Arabs and Jews in Cairo" – Engraving – Amsterdam, Second Half of 18th Century

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"The Dress of Arabs and Jews in Cairo" – Engraving – Amsterdam, Second Half of 18th Century
Habillemens Des Arabes & Des Juifs qui sont au Caire… [The Dress of Arabs and Jews in Cairo], engraving (double page) from "Atlas historique, ou nouvelle introduction à l'histoire, à la chronologie et à la géographie ancienne et modern". [Amsterdam, second half of the 18th century]. French.
Engraved plate from "Atlas Historique", showing the traditional attire of the Jewish and Muslim residents of Cairo. The engraving depicts an Arab man and woman – the man in a turban and the women in a headdress, and a Jewish man and woman – the man in a robe and turban, playing a stringed instrument, and the woman in a headdress, smoking a long pipe.
Another illustration depicts ancient Egyptian idols. Around the illustration, an explanatory text in French.
"Atlas Historique" was published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1721. It contained rich geographical, historical and ethnological information on Europe, the East and the "New World", and at the time was considered a groundbreaking work.
Its editing is attributed to the cartographer and publisher Henri Abraham Châtelain (although, some identify the editor as Zacharie Châtelain).
[1] f., approx. 60X47.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Vertical fold line. Small tears along the edges and tears along the fold line (slightly affecting engraving).

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