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Island Philae Napoleon Description Egypt engraving

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Island of Philae


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Original antique topographical print


'Ile de Philae : Vue de l'edifice de l'est et de plusieurs monuments' Island of Philae : View of the east building and other monuments. From 'Description de l'Egypte' published after Napoleon's expedition to colonize Egypt in 1798. Napoleon included a number of artists in his army, who were instructed to record modern and ancient Egyptian society. The resulting works formed an important historical account of Egypt, with detailed and accurate depictions of monuments, cities and architecture.

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artist Baltard after Cecile
method Line engraving
date 1820
size 365mm by 505mm (platemark)