Additional Information: This is a large folio atlas and it is part of a monumental work by Denon detailing his journeys in Egypt. Denon is widely regarded as the founder of modern Egyptology and this atlas illustrates that clearly. Denon was a member of the Commission des Sciences et Arts which accompanied Napoleon Boneparte's expedition, per Napolean's request, in 1798 to Egypt and remained there for thirteen months. This French Expedition to Egypt was also a staging post in Napoleon's campaign to take India from the British.
Denon was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe. He worked tirelessly to capture the various sights, with little time and times under fire.Upon his return to France, Denon published Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes du General Bonaparte -- Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt... And was published by Didot. Most editions contain one text volume and one atlas volume, like this. This atlas contains 110 plates (some other editions contain differing number of plates), with none missing.
Many plates have multiple views/plans. The plates include four maps (one large foldout); many views of temples, ruins including from Thebes, the pyramids, etc; plans of temples/buildings; details on artwork, hieroglyphs, architectural details; portraits of local Bedouins and native animals of late 18th century; a few scenes of daily life in late 18th century; etc. With 16,000 sq ft, the Antique Attic is the largest privately owned antique shop in Alabama. Visit us at 5037 Fortner Street in Dothan, Alabama or virtually at AntiqueAtticDothan dot com.
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