DENON, Dominique Vivant (1747-1825).
Par Vivant Denon voyage of upper and lower Egypt,
Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte, pendant
Les campaign of general Bonaparte
First French edition made in
Paris by didot l'aine 1802
Two big folio volumes, large folio (66.5 x 48.5 cm approx.), vi, 265, liii pp., plate volume complete with 143 engraved plates and maps, many double-page, generally showing 2 or more images, numbered to 141 tipped in plates, occasional light toning to paper as often. some plates with large watermarks on the top right of the pages, Broken border and binder as shown in pictures.
Magnificent large format classic of Egyptology, the first major work on the subject. A superb example, Denon (1747-1825), was a diplomat and artist who had moved his way up in Parisian society, befriended King Louis XV, survived the Revolution, and attracted the attention of Napoleon. He joined the Egyptian expedition at Napoleon's invitation, When, in December 1798, Napoleon decided to send DENON, Dominique Vivant to Egypt, On his return to Paris he decided to publish his journal and drawings because the fate of the Commission was uncertain. Thus Denon was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe.
- Aantal boeken
- Archeologie, Architectuur, Geïllustreerd, Geologie, Koloniale geschiedenis, Reizen
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Vivant Denon
- Planches du Voyage Dan's la Basse et la haute Egypt général Bonaparte Vivant Denon
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- De limprimerie De P. Didot l'aîné, Paris
- Ingeplakte plaatjes
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 66,5×48,5 cm