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Circa 1800 Etching By Charles Louis Balzac Thebes Napoleon Campaign In Egypt Large Folio.

From volume II
Planche 14
From an online source:
"Original etching in plano, untrimmed, extracted from the 'Imperial Edition' of the Description of Egypt or Series observations and research made in Egypt during the French expedition, published by order of His Majesty the Emperor Napoleon Great. Conducted between 1802 and 1830 and published between 1809 and 1828, she was taken in 1000 copies available to institutions. Laid the watermark visible by transparency ancient and modern Egypt paper. Light bites and marginal without breach engraving, otherwise excellent freshness and preservation. The monumental first edition of the Description of Egypt in 13 volumes contained 892 colored plates of which 72, including 9 volumes involved antiquity. The other volumes dealt with the Natural History and modern Egypt as Napoleon Bonaparte had brought with him a commission of scholars from all disciplines so that, they said, in his description was stored the richest museum of universe. The work was written in part by Baron Dominique Vivant Denon, before he became DG of Napoleon in the Louvre Museum. More than 80 artists and 400 writers were hired for this huge project."

Drawn by: Charles-Louis BALZAC
Plate sculpted by: REVILLE

Size: 20 1/2 x 27 inches
Condition: strong impression, edges have water damage and the paper has been rolled. The Image was photographed under plastic to keep the image flat. Minor chipping at the edges on bottom edge. Please see images for a visual description of the damage.

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