1802 Original Site Plan / Map of the Temple of Isis by Beibeth & the Ruins of Sann- Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 171802 Original Site Plan / Map of the Temple of Isis by Beibeth & the Ruins of Sann- Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 171802 Original Site Plan / Map of the Temple of Isis by Beibeth & the Ruins of Sann- Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 171802 Original Site Plan / Map of the Temple of Isis by Beibeth & the Ruins of Sann- Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 171802 Original Site Plan / Map of the Temple of Isis by Beibeth & the Ruins of Sann- Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 17

Title: Planches du Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte (Pl.17)

Published : Paris France 1802 (First edition)

Size : circa 15 x 22 inches

Author / Artist: Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon

Description:

This original Copper Engraving is Page 17 of the famous Atlas "Travel in Low and High Egypt" - it shows two site maps. The first one depicts ruins and circumvallation of a temple of Isis, near Beibeth in the Delta. The second are the ruins of Sann or Zoan, the old Tanis, in the province of Charkié near Lake Menzaleh, the former capital and royal residence.

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 feel free to ask any questions.

Item ID: f334

1802 Original Site Plan / Map of the Temple of Isis by Beibeth & the Ruins of Sann- Copper Engraving from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 17

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