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"Two examples of Islamic architecture, Cairo, Egypt, c 1798."


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actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


"Engravings by Benoit and Texier after Cecile and Balzac, showing a room in the house of Solyman Agha, and a courtyard in the palace of Qasim Bey. 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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