EGYPT THEBES KARNAK .. TEMPLE DU SUD
Full title: COUPE TRANSVERSALE DU PETIT TEMPLE DU SUD.
An attractive double page plate from 'Description de l'Egypte', the seminal publication by the French government detailing the results of the Napoleon's pioneering military and scientific expedition to Egypt (1798-1801) and the first comprehensive illustrated description of ancient and modern Egypt. Although not a military success, the expedition and the resultant 'Description', were a scientific and cultural triumph considered by many to be the "Birth of Egyptology". Prior to Napoleon's invasion, access to and knowledge of Egypt, its culture and antiquities, were limited to the objects brought to Europe by the Romans and nineteenth-century merchants. The exquisite plates from this voluminous and invaluable work provided the first true glimpse into a once mysterious land and indelibly influenced how the west perceived Egypt..
One of the better plates in the book, beautifully engraved by Coquet after drawing by Chabrol & Jomard.
Very good condition.
code : P1597
Cartographer : Scherer Heinrich
Date : 1819 Paris
Size : 44*84 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) was a Jesuit, geographer, and professor of mathematics in Munich. His "Atlas Novus", published in eight volumes from 1702-1710, was an unusual publication featuring maps of all areas of the known world, indicating their religious tendencies with an emphasis on promulgating the Catholic church and faith