"Various cottage industries, Egypt, c 1798."

Baltard

3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

"Engraving by Baltard after Conte, showing a smithy, a plaster mill, a coffee-roasting workshop and a morocco leather tannery. 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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