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NAPOLEON'S EGYPTIAN EXPEDITION, DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE

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NAPOLEON'S EGYPTIAN EXPEDITION, DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE
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Description de l'Égypte was the result of the collaboration of prominent scholars, several famous European scientists, cartographers, topographers, and more than 160 artists and technicians. They accompanied Napoleon's army during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in 1798. Their goal was to methodically collect information in areas as widely varied as architecture, geography, botany and the humanities. Description de l'Égypte was published in 23 volumes from 1809 to 1828 and includes over 900 plates. Illustrated here is Vol. V, pl. 18. showing the Bas reliefs from the Tomb of Nebemakhet, (figures 1-9) and the Tomb of Debhen (plate 10)from the area of the Pyramids at Memphis. Some foxing and small tears around the edges. Tiny piece gone on top. 28 inches X 21 1/2 inches


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