An ancient mosque near Bab el-Nasr, Cairo, Egypt, c 1798.

Delignon

 
An ancient mosque near Bab el-Nasr, Cairo, Egypt, c 1798.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving by Delignon after Dutertre from 'Description de l'Egypte, ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont ete faites en Egypte pendant l'Expedition de l'Armee francaise', (Paris, 1809-1830). The book, ('Description of Egypt' in English), documents Napoleon's (1769-1821) military and scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798. Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825) headed a group of the leading scholars, artists and scientists of the day who accompanied the expedition.

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