Photo, Print, Drawing Description of Egypt. Second Edition. Antiquities, Volume One (Plates). Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés

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Title

  • Description of Egypt. Second Edition. Antiquities, Volume One (Plates).

Other Title

  • Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés

Summary

  • When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought with him an entourage of more than 160 scholars and scientists. Known as the French Commission on the Sciences and Arts of Egypt, these experts undertook an extensive survey of the country's archeology, topography, and natural history. A soldier who was part of the expedition found the famous Rosetta Stone, which the French linguist and scholar Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832) later used to unlock many of the mysteries that long had surrounded the language of ancient Egypt. In 1802 Napoleon authorized the publication of the commission's findings in a monumental, multi-volume work that included plates, maps, scholarly essays, and a detailed index. Publication of the original Imperial edition began in 1809. It proved so popular that a second edition was published under the post-Napoleonic Bourbon Restoration. The "Royal edition" (1821-29) from the collections of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is presented here.

Names

  • Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte Creator.
  • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 Sponsor.

Created / Published

  • Paris : C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1820.

Headings

  • -  Egypt
  • -  2686 B.C. to 640
  • -  Antiquities
  • -  Architectural drawings
  • -  Architecture
  • -  Art
  • -  Hieroglyphics
  • -  Material culture
  • -  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
  • -  Ruins
  • -  Sculpture
  • -  Temples

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Bound volume consisting chiefly of plates (some color), approximately 52 x 71 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  • -  Content in French.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World History

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669215

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Commission Des Sciences Et Arts D'Egypte Creator, and Emperor Of The French Napoleon I. Description of Egypt. Second Edition. Antiquities, Volume One Plates. Egypt, 1820. Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669215/.

APA citation style:

Commission Des Sciences Et Arts D'Egypte Creator & Napoleon I, E. O. T. F. (1820) Description of Egypt. Second Edition. Antiquities, Volume One Plates. Egypt, 1820. Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669215/.

MLA citation style:

Commission Des Sciences Et Arts D'Egypte Creator, and Emperor Of The French Napoleon I. Description of Egypt. Second Edition. Antiquities, Volume One Plates. Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669215/>.