Cyprus, its ancient cities, tombs and temples. A narrative of researches and excavations during ten years’ residence as American consul in that island

Luigi Palma di Cesnola, 19th century,

Although its printing quality is average, the bookCyprus, its ancient cities, tombs and temples by Luigi Palma di Cesnola is a rare book on Cyprus,because it gives an account and studies – without however a great scientific importance – the archaeological excavations and embezzlement of ancient artefacts by Cesnola as US consul in Cyprus (1865-1877). It contains many pictures – clichés from wood engravings – of the antiquities in Cyprus that the Metropolitan Museum bought from Cesnola.

Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832 – 1904) author, anonymous printmakers from anonymous drawings,
Cyprus, its ancient cities, tombs and temples. A narrative of researches and excavations during ten years’ residence as American
consul in that island – London: John Murray, Albemarle
Street – 1877
Typographic clichés from wood engravings, photoengravings – With 2 maps (of Cyprus and of Cesnola’s
travels in Cyprus)
Ιn 8° (23.7 cm x 15.5 cm) – XX + 448 pp.
English school
No 2986 – Acquisition 2014
Cover
Page 41. Chapter I – Vignette: Larnaca P. 10
Pages 156-157. Chapter V – Sculptures of Golgoi

  • Luigi Palma di Cesnola
  • 19th century
  • 19th Century