The house of Osman Bey, Egypt, c 1798.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

The house of Osman Bey, Egypt, c 1798.


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Engraving by Baltard and Texier after Balzac, 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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