Description de l'Egypte 1st ed antique engraving, Pl 62, Vol I Edfou
Plan, Coupes, et Élévations du Petit Temple. Sheet size: 19 x 26 ¼ inches. About the Publication - Description de l'Egypte. In 1798, Napoleon embarked on his legendary expedition to Egypt with the ambition of wresting control of the region from the Turkish Empire and'opening' the enigmatic kingdom to the West. Conquering Egypt, the geographical center point in the axis of trade between Europe, India and the East, was an integral part of Bonaparte's strategic plan for global domination. Among the numerous civilians accompanying him, were the'savants', leading French scholars, artists, scientists, engineers and technicians, whom he commissioned to compile a thorough survey of every aspect of Egypt that could later be used in planning the country's future shape. The survey was divided into various sections detailing the antiquities, modern architecture, natural history and topography of Egypt and coordinated by the'l'Institut de l'Egypte' with a view to publication. Begun under Napoleon in 1809,'Description de l'Egypte' was finally completed in 1830. Although not a military success, the expedition and the resultant'Description', were a scientific and cultural triumph considered by many to be the "Birth of Egyptology". Prior to Napoleon's invasion, access to and knowledge of Egypt, its culture and antiquities, were limited to the objects brought to Europe by the Romans and nineteenth-century merchants. The exquisite plates from this voluminous and invaluable work provided the first true glimpse into a once mysterious land and indelibly influenced how the west perceived Egypt. Being that this paper is over 200 years old, it shows some signs of age, as in darkening around the edges and medium to light foxing - mostly around the margins. The paper is laid and chain, a medium/heavy weight, and is strong. The reverse side of the print is blank. The paper contains a watermark - EGYPTE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE. The print has a strong plate mark and the ink is crisp and a rich black. Please look at the photos carefully, including cropped detail photos, which will show you more than you can see with your eyes alone. All items are stored in a smoke-free and pet-free home. This listing is for one antique print. Place all items in the cart before checking out to receive the discount. All prints are packaged with great care using sturdy materials made of recycled and/or re-used materials. Please message me with any questions.
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- Original/Reproduction: Original Antique Print
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Print Type: Copper Plate Engraving
- Style: Ancient Art
- Date of Creation: 1800-1899
- Artist: Napoleon
- Framed/Unframed: Unframed
- Signed: Unsigned
- Height (Inches): 19-5/8
- Print Surface: Paper
- Width (Inches): 26-1/4
- Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
- Main Color: Black
- Art: Antique Print
- Medium: Copper Plate
- Originality: Original
- Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
- Year: 1809
- Subject: Egyptology
- Color: Neutral