Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in  Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in  Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in  Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in  Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in  Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in  Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in  Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802

Title: Planches du Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte (Pl.13)

Published : Paris France 1802 (First edition)

Size : circa 16 x 22 inches

Author / Artist: Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon

Description:

This original Copper Engraving is Pages 13 of the famous Atlas "Travel in Low and High Egypt" - it shows five different views of the city of Rosetta / Rasheed and its surrounding area in Egypt. It will look even more beautiful after being framed in one or multiple simple frames.

Rosetta is a port city of the Nile Delta, located 40 mi east of Alexandria in Egypt. Founded around in the 9th century, Rosetta boomed with the decline of Alexandria following the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, only to wane in importance after Alexandria's revival. During the 19th century, it was a popular British tourist destination, known for its charming Ottoman mansions, citrus groves and comparative cleanliness.

Denon was invited to accompany Bonaparte during the French Expedition to Egypt - a staging post in Napoleon's campaign to wrest India from the British - Denon was forcibly struck by Egypt's architecture and found the opportunity of gathering the materials for his most important literary and artistic work. He accompanied General Desaix to Upper Egypt, and made numerous sketches of the monuments of ancient art, sometimes under the very fire of the enemy. On one occasion he worked for sixteen hours, while the windblown sand caused his eyelids to bleed. Upon his return to France, Denon published Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt. His insightful and deeply humane volume became an instant bestseller. The work crowned his reputation both as an archaeologist and as an artist, and sparked the Egyptian Revival in architecture and decorative arts. It also marks the beginning of modern Egyptology.

Condition: It is in good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look. Please see pictures.

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Item ID: a509

Original Antique Print of Views of Rosetta / Rasheed and the surrounding area in Egypt - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802

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