C1819

1. Artemisia Monosperma 2. Artemisia Inculta 3. Artemisia Judaica

Artist:

Alire Raffeneau-Delile (1778 - 1850)

Magnificent elephant folio size engraving from, Description de L’Egypte, the account of Napolean’s military and scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798, published 1809-1822. This was a monumental work and now very rare. On Napoleon’s return from his Egypt campaign in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

1. Artemisia Monosperma 2. Artemisia Inculta 3. Artemisia Judaica

Date:

C1819

Artist:

Alire Raffeneau-Delile (1778 - 1850)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

590mm 
x 420mm
AUTHENTICITY
1. Artemisia Monosperma 2. Artemisia Inculta 3. Artemisia Judaica - Antique Print from 1819

Genuine antique
dated:

1819

Description:

Magnificent elephant folio size engraving from, Description de L’Egypte, the account of Napolean’s military and scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798, published 1809-1822. This was a monumental work and now very rare.

On Napoleon’s return from his Egypt campaign 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. 

Biography:

 Alire Raffeneau-Delile (1778-1850)

Raffeneau-Delile participated in Napoleon Bonaparte’s
Egypt Campaign where he described the Lotus and Papyrus. He became the  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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