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Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française [Texte imprimé]

"Egypt has appealed to the imagination for many centuries. However, very little was known about this mystical country for a long time. This changed completely when Description de l'Égypteappeared; the most prestigious book about Egypt ever published.

Teylers Museum owns a rare first impression of this exceptional book. It was published in 23 volumes between 1809 and 1829 and contains the first encyclopaedic description of Egypt'santiquity, nature and contemporary culture. It has over 7,000 pages and more than 3,000 illustrations. The museum purchased the entire series back in 1828.

The publication presents the findings of the scientists, technicians and artists who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte on his military campaignto Egypt. Napoleon arrived on the African continent in 1798 along with 35,000 soldiers, 160 scientists and artists and 300 ships. His target-conquering Egypt and putting a stop to Great Britain's ever-increasing power- was never reached. Hardship and attacks by the Turks, Mamelukesand Britons brought the occupation to an end after three years..."

Author(s):  [par Edme- François Jomard... et al.]
Format:  Book
Publisher:  eylers Museum
Publication City:  Haarlem
Date:  2011