1802 Original Site Plan of the Philae Temple Complex - Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 701802 Original Site Plan of the Philae Temple Complex - Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 701802 Original Site Plan of the Philae Temple Complex - Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 701802 Original Site Plan of the Philae Temple Complex - Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 701802 Original Site Plan of the Philae Temple Complex - Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 70

Title: Planches du Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte (Pl.70)

Published : Paris France 1802 (First edition)

Size : 55 x 40 cm (15.7 x 21.7 inches)

Author / Artist: Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon

Description:

This original Copper Engraving is Page 70 of the famous Atlas "Travel in Low and High Egypt" - it shows a map of the Philae temple complex in Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile River in southern Egypt, and was the site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex. These rapids and the surrounding area have been variously flooded since the initial construction of the Old Aswan Dam in 1902. The temple complex was later dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.

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.

Item ID: f257

1802 Original Site Plan of the Philae Temple Complex - Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 70

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