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INVENTORY OF VUES DE PHÉNICIE, DE JUDÉE, DES PAYS DE MOAB ET DE PETRA: PHOTOGRAPHIÉES PAR M.VIGNES LIEUTENANT DE VAISSEAU PENDANT SON VOYAGE, EN 1864, AVEC DE DUC DE LUYNES DE BEYROUTH Á LA MER ROUGE ET SON RETOUR AVEC M. LARTET DE JÉRUSALEM Á DAMAS PAR LE RIVE GAUCHE DU JOURDAIN
2012.R.14  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vues de Phénicie, de Judeé, des pays de Moab et de Petra: photographiées par M. Vignes Lieutenant de vaisseau pendant son voyage, en 1864, avec le duc de Luynes de Beyrouth á la mer Rouge et son retour avec M. Lartet de Jérusalem á Damas par la rive gauche du Jourdain
    Date (inclusive): 1864
    Number: 2012.R.14
    Creator/Collector: Vignes, Louis, 1831-1896
    Physical Description: 1.0 album (58 photographic prints)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: 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 River.
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    Language: Collection material is in French.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    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.
    The expedition included Vignes, geologist Louis Lartet, naturalist Dr. Combe, and the duke himself, who accompanied the expedition as far as Petra. Vignes's photographs were reproduced as photogravures by Charles Negre in the duke's account of the expedition, Voyage d'exploration à la mer Morte, à Petra, et sur la rive gauche du Jourdain, published in 1875 eight years after his death.
    After the expedition Vignes continued his dual careers as photographer and naval officer, eventually achieving the rank of vice admiral and becoming the Inspecteur général de la Marine.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Vues de Phénicie, de Judeé, des pays de Moab et de Petra, 1864, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2012.R.14

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2012.

    Processing History

    Processed and cataloged by Beth Ann Guynn.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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 River. The expedition covered both the west and east sides of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. Included are views of Nablus, the ruins of Araq el-Emir, the fortified hilltop palace Machaerus, the rock-cut architecture of Petra, and the Greco-Roman ruins of Gerasa, as well as views of the tributaries and source of the Jordan River.
    The album is bound in blue morocco with gold tooling. The spine is stamped: J. Weber. Captions in pencil on lower right corner of mounts.

    Arrangement

    In original order.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Places

    Araq el-Emir Site (Jordan)--Description and travel
    Dead Sea (Israel and Jordan)--Description and travel
    Gerasa (Extinct city)--Description and travel
    Israel--Description and travel
    Jordan River--Description and travel
    Jordan--Antiquities
    Jordan--Description and travel
    Lebanon--Description and travel
    Nablus--Description and travel
    Palestine--Description and travel
    Petra (Extinct city)--Antiquities

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints--Israel--19th century
    Albumen prints--Jordan--19th century
    Albumen prints--Lebanon--19th century