Ploughing with oxen, Egypt, c 1798.
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Ploughing with oxen, Egypt, c 1798.

Delaunay, Robert

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Engraving by Delaunay and Schroeder after a drawing by Conte taken 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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