Handsome Volume with Fold-out Map and 92 Plates
A fascinating and beautiful illustrated work, written by the elder brother of Jean-François Champollion, decipherer of hieroglyphics,
A complete volume in lovely condition. 500 pages with text in two columns. Illustrated with 92 numbered and captioned plates printed on one side of pages, and fold out map of Egypte. The plates illustrate Egyptian antiquities, buildings, temples, pyramids, artefacts, mummies, wall paintings, and hieroglyphics, as well as some contemporary Egyptian scenes. Many of the plates have captions in German, in Spanish, or in German and Russian in addition to French.
Published by Firmin Didot Frères, Editeurs, Paris, 1843. Bound in half green calf with marbled boards. Decorative spine with six flat bands, gilt lettering pieces to compartment two and four.
Book Dimensions: 22 x 14 cm and Number of Pages: 500 + 92 plates
A well preserved copy. Solid and well bound book. Light wear to boards’ corners, and covers. Internally; in pretty good condition. Neat ex libris label on past down page, with ink signature on first front end paper. Foxing to some pages. Pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. Text is clean. All 92 plates and map are present and in very good condition, and mostly clean aside from the odd handling mark to the margin, or some foxing spots to some plates (Please see pictures).
“Jacques Joseph Champollion-Figeac (1778-1867) was a French archaeologist, elder brother of Jean-François Champollion (decipherer of the Rosetta Stone). His support of Napoleon during the Hundred Days (1815) lost him his position as professor of Greek and librarian at the University of Grenoble (1816). He became keeper of manuscripts at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and professor of palaeography at the École des Chartes. In 1849 he became librarian of the Château de Fontainebleau. He edited several of his brother's works, and was also author of original works on philological and historical subjects, among which may be mentioned Nouvelles recherches sur les patois ou idiomes vulgaires de la France (1809), Annales de Lagides (1819) and Chartes latines sur papyrus du VIe siècle de l'ère chrétienne”.
- Aantal boeken
- Architectuur, Egypte, het oude Egypte, Egyptische oudheden, egyptologie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Reizen
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- M. Champollion-Figeac
- Égypte Ancienne
- Zeer Goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Geïllustreerde druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Firmin Didot Frères, Editeurs, Paris
- Harde kaft
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 22×14 cm