C1819

1.Anthemis Melampodina. 2.Inula Crispa. 3.Senecio Belbeysius.

Artist:

Alire Raffeneau-Delile (1778 - 1850)

Magnificent elephant folio size engraving from, ‘Description de L’Egypte, published 1809-1822. On Napoleon’s return from his military and scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798 he ordered the Imperial Press in 1802 to begin publication of the cultural and scientific discoveries. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

1.Anthemis Melampodina. 2.Inula Crispa. 3.Senecio Belbeysius.

Date:

C1819

Artist:

Alire Raffeneau-Delile (1778 - 1850)

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

590mm 
x 420mm
AUTHENTICITY
1.Anthemis Melampodina. 2.Inula Crispa. 3.Senecio Belbeysius. - Antique Print from 1819

Genuine antique
dated:

1819

Description:

Magnificent elephant folio size engraving from, ‘Description de L’Egypte, published 1809-1822. On Napoleon’s return from his military and scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798 he ordered the Imperial Press in 1802 to begin publication of the cultural and scientific discoveries. The expedition had included 167 scholars, that included 21 mathematicians, 3 astronomers, 17 civil engineers, 13 naturalists and mining engineers. It took almost twenty years to complete the 837 copper engravings which contained over 3,000 illustrations. The botanist Alire Raffeneau-Delile (1778-1850) participated in Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egypt Campaign where he described the Lotus and Papyrus. He became th Director of the Cairo botanical garden and wrote the botanical sections of Travel in Lower and Upper Egypt by Dominique Vivant. He made a cast of the Rosetta Stone which allowed the reproduction of its Greek and Demotic inscriptions in his Description de l’Egypte.

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