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"Sugar mill, Egypt, c 1798."


4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


"Engravings by Louvet and de St Morien after Cecile, showing a man feeding sugar cane into a press powered by a blindfolded ox, with plans and elevations of the machinery below. 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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