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Engravings from “Description of Egypt”

Engravings from “Description of Egypt”

- c. 1809

The Description of Egypt was published in eleven sumptuous, beautifully illustrated folio volumes following the return of the French army in 1801. They included all the research and observations made by the scientific corps that had accompanied the army. The publication of these volumes would spark the birth of the science of Egyptology.

Engraving on paper

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