C1822

Arabie Petree (ras Mahamed et Cotes du Golfe Elantitique). Diverses Roches Primitives. Madreporites.

Artist:

Francois-Michel de Roziere (1775 - 1842)

Superb engraving from one of the few deluxe issues of Description de L’Egypte, published 1809-1822, in which some of the illustrations are fully hand coloured and heightened with silver. On Napoleon’s return from his military and scientific expedition to Egypt … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Arabie Petree (ras Mahamed et Cotes du Golfe Elantitique). Diverses Roches Primitives. Madreporites.

Date:

C1822

Artist:

Francois-Michel de Roziere (1775 - 1842)

Condition:

Some minor spotting, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Stipple engraving with fine original hand colouring, some with silver applied.

Image Size: 

410mm 
x 540mm
AUTHENTICITY
Arabie Petree (ras Mahamed et Cotes du Golfe Elantitique). Diverses Roches Primitives. Madreporites. - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1822

Description:

Superb engraving from one of the few deluxe issues of Description de L’Egypte, published 1809-1822, in which some of the illustrations are fully hand coloured and heightened with silver. 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.

Artist:

Francois-Michel de Roziere (1775 – 1842)

François Michel de Rozière was a French mining engineer and a member of the Commission des Sciences et des Arts during the French invasion of Egypt of 1798 and collected vast quantities of rock specimens from the Nile valley. On Dolomieu’s premature departure in March 1799 he became chief mineralogist to the expedition. In December he took part in the reconnaissance for the Cairo-Suez itinerary, then in November 1800 he and the engineer Coutelle were authorised to accompany the 1,800-camel-strong Tor caravan to Sinai. During this desert journey he added observation of the local population to his scientific work, thinking that the landscape’s physical state must show signs of the ancient way of life. It was in this vein that he wrote his colossal work on minerals, a very detailed study of the measuring system of ancient Egypt.On his return to France he rose to engineer in chief in 1810, becoming a professor at the École des Mines at Saint-Étienne in 1819. He was chief engineer of the mines at Nevers from 1828, then a chevalier de la légion d’honneur, before being allowed to retire in 1832.

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