Architectural Study, Egypt, Ancient, Napoleon Expeditions, French Antique Prints, 1820s
Jomard et al.(after)
Reville et al.(engravers)
Lepere et al.(architectural plans)
Napoleonic Egyptian Architecturals
from Description de l’Egypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont ete faites en Egypte pendant l’expedition de l’armee Francaise
[Description of Egypt or Collection of Observations and Research Which Has Been Done in Egypt During the Expedition of the French Army]
Paris: c. 1820s
Hand-colored copperplate engravings
22 x 28 inches, average approximate size with margins
Translated the title reads,”Description of Egypt and Collection of Observations and Research that were done in Egypt during the expedition of the French Army.” This work was completed under the supervision of the Emperor Napoleon, who retained skilled French artists (such as the renowned Pierre-Joseph Redoute and Jacques Barraband), architects, and archaeologists to compile this extensive work on the architecture and natural history of Egypt.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual toning, wear, soft creases. Margins with scattered short tears, chipping, etc., all easily matted out.