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"Machinery for processing rice and flour, Egypt, c 1798."

"Morien, de St"

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


"Engravings by de St Morien after Cecile, Fevre and Jollois showing a flour mill (8-10); threshing machine (2, 3); rice whitening machine (4-7); and a plough (1). 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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