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Some old illustrations of gardens in Cairo

Public and private gardens

Vincent Battesti
Japanese Garden Helwan June 1938
This photograph is from an album created by Geoffrey Grierson. © M J Grierson 2003.
Garden of Mena House Hotel 1920’s
Continental Savoy. The garden entrance
Boris Feldblyum Collection - Cairo, Egypt.
Continental Savoy. A garden group
Boris Feldblyum Collection - Cairo, Egypt.
Print inscribed “2132 P.Z.—Kairo, Palais et jardin du Prince Hussein.”
Photoglob, Zurich, ca. 1900. Photochrome. Unmounted. 8.5 x 11 inches.
Le Caire : Jardin de l’Ezbekiye [Azbakiyah], sagoutier.
In: La vie et les paysages en Egypte : études en héliotypies tirées d’après nature. (created [ca. 1870-1875]) (Schroeder & Cie - Printer, Edition Photoglob -Publisher)
Le Kaire : maison et jardin dans le quartier Frank
Du Camp, Maxime,1822-1894 - Photographer , In:
Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie : dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850 et 1851.... / Maxime Du Camp. (published 1852)
In a Cairo garden. Where the date-palm, the Cactus optunia, almond-trees, acacias, and sycamores, the common trees of the country, flourish.
“During the reign of the Khedive Isma’îl about two hundred different kinds of trees, chiefly of East Indian origin, were planted in great numbers in the new parks and gardens of Cairo.”
Woodward, J. D. — Artist. In:
Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. / Colonel Wilson, ed. (published 1881-1884), Vol. II : 398 (Wood engravings, 23 x 16.5 cm)
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