Gillispie, Charles Coulston and Michel Dewachter

ISBN 10: 1568522657 / ISBN 13: 9781568522654
Editore: Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook, 1987
Condizione: Near Fine Rilegato
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C. 1987, otherwise no date. "The Complete Archaeological Plates from La Description de L'Egypte."Green vinyl covers. 45 pages of text followed by title page from original 1809 edition, followed by 89 plates, 27 in color. All on coated stock. Ink name and date on front free endpaper, else fine. Illustrated jacket. Size: 11.5 By 10 Inches. Codice inventario libreria 902886

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Casa editrice: Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook

Data di pubblicazione: 1987

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Near Fine

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In 1801 the army of Napoleon invaded Egypt. In the course of his conquest, he commissioned a team of architectural engineers to conduct a survey of the monuments and artifacts discovered there. The result was to significantly change the way scholars and scientists viewed the world and give rise to the study of Egyptology. All of their meticulously drawn plates pertaining to Egyptian antiquities have been reproduced in this extraordinary volume. Temples, monuments, hieroglyphs and plans of sites have been rendered with remarkable detail. It was on this expedition that the Rosetta Stone, which turned out to be the key to decoding hieroglyphics, was discovered. An introduction by the Princeton professor, Charles Coulston Gillipsie provides context and background to more than 480 pages of plates.

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