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‎ VIVANT DENON Dominique & RIGO (delineavit) & DUFRENE (sculpsit) ‎

Reference : 29753

(1803)

‎Voyage dans la Basse et Haute Egypte : 1. L'enterrement d'un Musulman en Egypte. 2. La Fiancée d'un Musulman qui va chercher son Epoux. 3. Ecole d'enfans. (Planche 103).<br />‎

‎" - Didot, Paris 1803, 40,5x54cm, une feuille. - Gravure originale in folio non rognée, extraite du Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte de Vivant Denon. Planche composée de 3 vues ainsi décrits par l'auteur : N° 1. Enterrement d'un musulman ; le corps est suivi des femmes de la maison, auxquelles en sont ajoutées d'autres payées pour déchirer leurs vêtements, s'arracher les cheveux, et pousser des cris lamentables ; les parents précedent et suivent, exprimant leur douleur d'une maniere plus grave. Les tombeaux les plus ordinaires sont dans la forme de celui qu'on peut voir planche XXIII, n° 1. Le corps est déposé sur une terre molle et tamisée ; et chaque semaine on vient s'entretenir du défunt et prier sur son tombeau. N° 2. Le moment où la mariée vient de quitter la maison paternelle, et passe dans celle de son époux ; toutes les femmes, parentes et amies, voilées comme elle, l'accompagnent, et marchent sous un dais ; des musiciens et des saltimbanques précedent le cortege : ce que l'on apperçoit à travers les figures est la vue de Gizéh, et de la maison de Mourat-bey, prise de l'isle de Raoudah. N° 3. École d'enfants, encore plus bruyante que celles d'Europe ; ils y apprennent à lire le koran, et à recevoir des coups de bâton sous la plante des pieds. Les orientaux sont trop corrompus pour oser se permettre de donner le fouet aux enfants ; ils craindroient ou de les croire trop facilement coupables, ou de le devenir eux-mêmes. Quelques rousseurs principalement marginales, sinon bel état de conservation. Publié pour la première fois en deux volumes, dont un atlas de gravures, chez Didot, en 1802, le 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte' connut un tel succès qu'il fut traduit dès 1803 en Anglais et en Allemand, puis quelques années plus tard en Hollandais et en Italien, notamment. Presque toutes les planches sont dessinées par Denon, qui en a aussi gravé lui-même un petit nombre, notamment des portraits d'habitants d'Egypte, qui ont encore gardée toute la fraîcheur d'esquisses prises sur le vif (nos 104-111). Une bonne vingtaine de graveurs ont également collaboré à la création des eaux-fortes dont Baltard, Galien, Réville et d'autres. Dominique Vivant, baron Denon, dit Vivant Denon, né à Givry le 4 janvier 1747 et mort à Paris le 27 avril 1825, est un graveur, écrivain, diplomate et administrateur français. A l'invitation de Bonaparte, il se joint à l'expédition d'Egypte en embarquant dès le 14 mai 1798 sur la frégate "" La Junon "". Protégé par les troupes françaises, il a l'opportunité de parcourir le pays dans tous les sens, afin de rassembler le matériau qui servit de base à son travail artistique et littéraire le plus important. Il accompagne en particulier le général Desaix en Haute Egypte, dont il rapporte de très nombreux croquis, lavis à l'encre et autres dessins à la plume, à la pierre noire, ou à la sanguine. Il dessine sans relâche, le plus souvent sur son genou, debout ou même à cheval, et parfois jusque sous le feu de l'ennemi. A l'issue d'un voyage de 13 mois durant lesquels il dessine plusieurs milliers de croquis, Vivant Denon rentre en France avec Bonaparte, et devient le premier artiste à publier le récit de cette expédition. Les 141 planches qui accompagnent son Journal retracent l'ensemble de son voyage, depuis les côtes de la Corse jusqu'aux monuments pharaoniques de la Haute Egypte. Bonaparte le nomme ensuite directeur général du musée central de la République, qui devient le musée Napoléon, puis le musée royal du Louvre et administrateur des arts. En 1805, Vivant Denon relance le projet de la colonne Vendôme, qui avait été suspendu en 1803. Il organise ensuite des expéditions dans toute l'Europe impériale pour amasser les objets d'art, qui sont pillés pour être emportés au Louvre. En 1814, Louis XVIII le confirme à la tête du Louvre, dont une aile porte encore son nom aujourd'hui. Il est considéré comme un grand précurseur de la muséologie, de l'histoire de l'art et de l'égyptologie. - Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original, unshaved, full-page etching from the ""Imperial edition"" of the Description de l'Égypte, or 'Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand [A Collection of the observations and research carried out in Egypt during the French expedition, published on the orders of his Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great]'. Produced between February 1802 and 1830 on the orders of Naopleon Bonaparte and published between 1809 and 1828, 1,000 copies were printed and distributed to institutions, on vergé paper with an 'Égypte ancienne et moderne' watermark, visible when held up to the light. Light marginal spotting not touching image, otherwise in very fresh, fine condition. An engraving from the Description de l'Egypte, one of the masterpieces of French printing and the birth of a new field: Egyptology. A gigantic survey of Egypt at the time of Bonaparte's conquests in 1798 and 1799, the work is divided into 13 volumes of engravings making up 892 plates, of which 72 colored, as well as presenting the splendors of the Egypt of the Pharaohs in 9 volumes. The other volumes discuss natural history and present a fascinating portrait of Coptic and Islamic Egypt as it was seen by Bonaparte's Eastern Armies. The 'Egyptian campaign', militarily a disaster, demonstrates, through the engravings of the Description d'Egypte, the scientific success it nonetheless became thanks to the 167 expert members of the Commission of the Sciences and Arts of the Institut d'Egypte [Egyptian Institute] who followed Napoleon's army. The Institut gathered together in Egypt the mathematician Monge, the chemist Berthollet, the naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as well as numerous artists, engineers, architects and doctors. They were tasked with re-discovering modern and ancient Egypt and displaying its natural treasures as well as the know-how of its inhabitants. This edition, the so-called ""Imperial"" edition of the plates for the Description de l'Egypte was printed in four large formats, two of which were specially created for it and christened ""Moyen-Egypte"" and ""Grand-Egypte"". A special press was built to print it, the process extending over 20 years, from 1809 to 1829. The ""Imperial"" edition proved so popular that a second edition, this time in black and white and without the ""Egypte ancienne et moderne"" watermark - known as the ""Royal Edition"" - was published during the Restoration by the printing house of C.-L.-F. Panckoucke (Paris). The engravings of the Description d'Egypte owe a great deal to Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, illustrator, diplomat, collector and later Director of the Musée Napoléon (the Louvre). His exploration of the South of Egypt gave Bonaparte the idea of sending the experts of the Institut there, thus creating a faithful and complete portrait of the area. This was the research gathered together from 1802 in the mammoth Description de L'Egypte. Denon embarked on this story of archeological exploration at the age of 51, reaching first Alexandria and then Cairo before exploring Upper Egypt. Along with the members of the Institut d'Egypte, the Natural History Museum's painter H.J. Redouté (brother of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, author of Roses), the mineralogist Dolomiue, and the draughtsman Joly, Denon then explored the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt. When, however, he joined the 21st Light Infantry Regiment as it marched across Upper Egypt in pursuit of the retreating Mameluks in November 1798, he found himself the only civilian. In the very midst of the battle itself, he reeled off sketches of the works of art that peppered his path right up to the threshold of the Sudan. He said that he had crossed ""a country that is, apart from its name, entirely unknown to Europeans, and therefore everything was worth describing"" (Voyages dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte en 1798 et 1799, 1817). On his return to Cairo, the great general, spellbound by Denon's accounts and drawings ordered two commissions to be set up, led by the engineers Fourier and Costaz. They were tasked with the scientific study of the ancient remains in Upper Egypt; research that proved a significant contribution to the monumental Description d'Egypte, from which this plate is taken. ANCIENT EGYPTThese engravings therefore represent a unique body of material that contributed to Jean-François Champollion's deciphering of hieroglyphics, and which mark the beginning of the line of Mariette, Maspero and Carter, who would reshape the face of Ancient Egypt. They also started a craze that gave birth to the phenomenon of Egyptomania and the Orientalism of Delacroix, Fromentin, Marilhat, Decamps and Théophile Gautier. Financiers, politicians, merchants and all kinds of treasure-hunters made their way to the banks of the Nile in search of riches, following this rediscovery of Egypt. The originators of Egyptology, these plates were to have a hugely influential afterlife. NATURAL HISTORYThese engravings show the scientific genius of the French experts then working on the ground in Egypt, laying the foundations for its becoming a French colony. This colonizing project, which had been mooted since the reign of Louis XIV, was now accompanied - with Bonaparte's arrival - by an in-depth study of the country's fauna and flora thanks to the work of the most eminent naturalists, mineralogists, and entomologists of the day. The Description de l'Egypte shows all of this immense scientific undertaking through its engravings, which were done after drawings by members of the Academy of Science, including Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, Alire Raffenau-Delile and Henri-Joseph Redouté. In the words of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ""We have gathered the material for the greatest work that a nation could hope to undertake. In mourning the fate of so many brave soldiers who - after so many glorious exploits - fell in Egypt, we shall be able to console ourselves that such precious works came into being."" MODERN EGYPTThe genius of the experts of the Institut d'Egypte is revealed in the plates of the section known as ""Modern Egypte"". Architecture, industry, social organization, conditions of health, irrigation, music, and crafts, are all presented with exceptional precision and powers of description. The spirit of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie runs through the work of the draughtsmen of the Description de L'Egypte, who accompanied the text volumes with numerous detailed plates, undertaking to produce a portrait of the local population that was imbued with both beauty and respect. Wealthy Pashas and simple artisan potters are sensitively represented here, going about their business in beautifully composed images that nonetheless do not fall into the traps of idealism or caricature. ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (the ""Cairo"" plates) The set of engravings to which this plate belongs constitutes one of the first complete studies of the monuments of Islamic Egypt in Cairo, bringing together maps, sections and elevations of mosques, mausoleums and fortifications, from the Tulunid era in the 9th century up to the Mameluk constructions contemporaneous with the arrival of the Bonapartist troops. At the same time, the architects and engineers of the Institut d'Egypte also made a big series of plates dedicated to civilian housing and edifices in Cairo, including both grander and more modest constructions, providing a precious picture of life in Cairo at the end of the 19th century. BAB AL FOUTOUH Bab el-Foutouh, "" The Conquest Gate"" marks the northern limit of Fatimid old Cairo. Rebuilt in 1087, it is highly defensive in nature owing to the turbulent climate in 11th Century Cairo, which saw a number of popular uprisings. An imposing gate, it has two semicircular towers with low-slung arches made of heavy blocks of stone anchored within the ramparts. The sizeable passage through the gate (4.85m wide by 6.79m high) has a shallow dome. BAB EL NASR Bab el-Nasr, ""The Victory Gate"" is on the northern wall of the Fatimid fortress in Cairo. Its two enormous rectangular towers were rebuilt in 1087 after a long period of popular uprisings. On this highly attractive frontal image signed Protain, one can admire the sculpted shields in the corners of the gate and on the towers, symbolizing victory and protection against invaders. After taking Cairo, Napoleon named all the towers along the wall of the fortress after the officers assigned to guard them. Their names are still engraved on the upper parts of the walls of the gate. SULTAN HASSAN MOSQUEThe massive architectural complex constructed by Sultan Hassan at the foot of the citadel in Cairo was built in the ostentatious style so characteristic of Mameluk architecture. Completed in 1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque has a monumental gate and a 57m high minaret. This group of buildings, comprising a mausoleum that was never put to use, was strategically built on the site of a square that saw the start of a number of popular uprisings. The mosque was heavily inspired by Iranian models. Philae This plate is taken from a set of engravings dedicated to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The final bastion of the worship of the ancient Egyptian gods, the temple of Isis was the last pagan temple to be in use before it was closed in the 6th century A.D. under Justinian. Construction on the temple began under the Ptolemies, a period of growth for the Isis cult. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. Kom Ombo (Ombos) The Kom Ombo site, 40 kilometers from Aswan, is home to one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to Sobek, a crocodile god and Haroeris, a form of Horus. Built in the Ptolemaic era, it was actually founded during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Its massive Composite capitals and highly accomplished reliefs are captured accurately by the draughtsmen of the Institut d'Egypte, Jollois, Balzac and Cécile. The dual aspect of its design, intended for worship of two different divine triads - those of Sobek and Haroeris - is reproduced in great detail by the architects and engineers of the Egyptian campaign through this set of prints, which preceded the first archeological digs in the building by Auguste Mariette in 1828. Edfu This plate is taken from a series of views of the great temple at Edfu and the various buildings in its cultic complex. The temple of Horus, a jewel of Ptolemaic architecture and exceptionally well-preserved, is made up of a majestic entry gate and a hypostyle chamber, which are both extensively documented thanks to the engravings by the experts of the Institut d'Egypte. Begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III and completed 180 years later under Tiberius, it proved an extraordinary sight for the draughtsmen come to explore the left bank of the Nile. Esna and its environs The town of Esna (Esneh or Latopolis in Bonaparte's time), lies fifty kilometers to the south of Luxor. The experts from the Institut de l'Egypte documented their discovery of its temple, dedicated to Khnum, one of the gods of creation who worked with clay and had the head of a ram; he controlled the life-giving flooding of the Nile, the source of fertility. He was associated with Nebt-uu, the mistress of the countryside and Menhyt, a goddess with the head of a lion. This temple, partially rebuilt during the Ptolemaic era, was added to right up to the reign of Tiberius. The draughtsmen also produced a number of views of the neighboring temples, most notably the less well-preserved temple of Contra-Latopolis to the north of Esna. Thebes Medinet-Habu Close to Thebes and Luxor on the left bank of the Nile, the city of Medinet-Habu is home to one of the most attractive temples of New Kingdom period Egypt, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. This dates from the middle of the 12th century BC, and is based on the famous Ramesseum of his predecessor, which it surpasses in size. A funerary temple celebrating the Pharaoh, the experts of the Institut d'Egypte set about creating cross-sections, plans and elevations, and most especially capturing its numerous bas-reliefs. The architects and draughtsmen also focused on the Royal Palace and its internal peristyle within the 12-metre fortress that encircles the religious complex, including the Temple of Amon, located at the south-east of the site and begun in the reign of Hatshepsut at the end of the 15th Century BC. Memnonium The Memnonium, a name used by visitors to the Valley of the Kings from 1750 to 1850, refers to a set of three royal buildings constructed during the New Kingdom: the Ramesseum, the Temple of Amenhotep III and the Temple of Sethi I. The draughtsmen and architects of Bonaparte's Institut, sent out on expedition across Upper Egypt from 1799 documented Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, even attempting to reconstruct some of the buildings on the basis of descriptions by Classical authors. The tomb of Ozymandias (one of the numerous names of Ramses II), in a very poor state, thus became the subject of very thorough study and an attempt to fill in its missing bits on the basis of the writings of Diodurus Siculus. This Greek historian of the Augustine period stayed in the valley of the Nile from 60-57 BC and his visit to the tomb of Ramses II is recounted in his monumental Bibliotheca Historica (Book I, XLVII-XLIX).At the same time, the experts also made extremely detailed studies and views of the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of a huge memorial temple to Amenhotep III built on the road to the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. These colossi were located at the entrance to the temple in front of a preliminary pylon made of brick. These two statues represent King Amenhotep III framed to the right by the great Royal Consort Tiy and to the left by the Queen Mother Mutemwiya. Hypogea and Biban el Moluk This plate is taken from a series of engravings of the hypogea in the Valley of the Kings (Biban el Moluk) in Thebes. Some are in color to show the vivid hues of the sarcophaguses and mysterious murals whose secret had yet to be broken by Jean-François Champollion. The draughtsmen of the Institut, including the famous Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, sent by Napoleon to cover Upper Egypt in 1799, capture with élan the royal mummies and the artifacts that accompanied the dead in their journey to the netherworld: urns, furniture, weapons, idols and the mummies of numerous mammals and birds. Karnak This plate is from a set on the Great Temple at Karnak, built during the New Kingdom at the time of Ramses III. This enormous complex is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Its sculptures, internal bas-reliefs and sunken reliefs on the external facades are intricately captured by the engineers of the Institut, while the architects worked out the complex groundplan of this edifice, which was divided into facades, colonnaded halls and sacral spaces reserved for the temple priests. The alley of the monumental sphinx which links the site to the Luxor site was also the subject of a plate by Lepère, an architect from the Institut who took part in the expedition across Upper Egypt. Dendera The experts executed views and drawings of the temples of Dendera (or Tentyra), a city in Upper Egypt 60km to the north of Luxor. They have captured, with an exceptional degree of graphic artistry, the thick, round nature of the sculpted reliefs of the great Temple of Hathor, built under the Ptolemies in the first half of the 1st century BC. They also produced interesting views of the neighboring temples as well as a selection of reliefs of the ""Dendera Zodiac"", a chapel dedicated to Osiris and located beneath the temple of Hathor. Its famous astronomical relief was discovered by the French General Desaix - stationed in Upper Egypt by Bonaparte from 1798 - and taken back to France in 1821 by Claude Lelorrain; it is now on display in the Louvre. Another astronomical and cosmological relief on the ceiling of the hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor is the subject of a magnificent plate by Jollois and Devilliers. This covers seven soffit coffers of the ceiling and is an immense allegorical image showing several levels of consciousness: that of cosmogony, the constellations and their effect on the Earth, the creation of Man, and the Nomes of Egypt, symbolized by 21 pairs of wings topped with the red crown of Lower Egypt and the white tiara of Upper Egypt. The Pyramids at Memphis The Giza Plateau, near Memphis, is home to three of the most famous Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the tombs of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, Pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2620-2500 BC). The experts of the Institut, hurrying to Memphis, explored the plateau and made numerous views of these majestic pyramids, towering over inhabitants and mounted figures. They also made minutely detailed views of the epigraphs on the tombs adjacent to the pyramids, as well as views of the Sphinx of Gaza near the Pyramid of Khafre. Views of Alexandria A plate taken from a set of view of Alexandria as it was found by Napoleon's army in June 1798. Embarking in Toulon on the 14th May, his troops disembarked at Alexandria a month later and explored this port city before heading towards Cairo to take the capital. " Didot Paris _1803 "40,5x54cm" une feuille‎


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‎ VIVANT DENON Dominique & RIGO (delineavit) & DUPLESSI BERTAUX J.(sculpsit) ‎

Reference : 29751

(1803)

‎Voyage dans la Basse et Haute Egypte : Costumes Egyptiens. (Planche 101).<br />‎

‎" - Didot, Paris 1803, 40x54cm, une feuille. - Gravure originale in folio non rognée, extraite du Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte de Vivant Denon. Planche composée de 9 vues ainsi décrits par l'auteur : N° 1. Un jeune Mamelouk en grand costume, les mains cachées par respect sous ses longues manches, comme lorsque son maître lui adresse la parole ; le turban de schal, l'habit en petit drap de toutes couleurs, le plus souvent jaune ou pourpre ; la veste, qui a de si longues manches, en velours ou satin, le plus souvent rayés ; une grande culotte en pantalon immensément ample ; des chaussettes de cuir jaune, et des sandales de même couleur ; une ceinture en schal, un sabre, un cangiard, un poignard, et à gauche une giberne à cartouches ; souvent dans un sac de même forme, des reliques, des talismans, de la vieille huile pour les blessures, ou un livre du koran, qu'ils croient tous également propre à prévenir les accidents de la guerre ou à y remédier : dans le fond une femme du peuple dans la rue. N° 2. Une almé ou bayadere d'Egypte (voyez le journal, tome I, page 153, article Métubis) ; la robe en petit drap, la chemise en gaze, le turban et la ceinture en schal. Dans le fond une petite vue d'une mosquée de Rosette. N° 3. Un Mamelouk en habit de guerre (voyez le détail de ses armes, planche XCV) : dans le fond deux jeunes Mamelouks avec des bâtons, s'exerçant à espadonner : le paysage est celui où sont situées les pyramides de Saccara. N° 4. Le costume d'un marchand ; un turban de laine rouge ou blanc, un gilet de drap, une culotte lâche et courte de toile blanche, un surtout de toile bleue, une ceinture de toile des Indes, rayée bleu et blanc, qui sert à envelopper tout ce qu'il veut transporter. Dans le fond une boutique d'un bazard ; un marchand et deux acheteurs qui disputent sur le prix, espece de récréation, ou un moyen de ne rien faire, auquel le vendeur se prête avec une extrême complaisance. N° 5. Une dame allant à pied dans la rue ; plus l'ampleur et le nombre de ses habits lui font perdre ses formes et rendent sa marche gauche et embarrassée, plus elle se croit dans le cas de penser qu'on doit la regarder comme une grande dame ; la derniere enveloppe est d'ordinaire en taffetas noir qui tombe jusqu'à terre, et ne laisse pas même voir le bout des pieds ; de toute la personne on n'apperçoit que les yeux, encore le plus souvent y suspendent-elles un anneau devant, qui a la vertu de repousser les enchantements et les mauvais sorts. A droite, dans le fond, des psylles, faisant voir des serpents et des lézards ; à gauche, un négociant musulman fumant sa pipe.Je dois ces cinq costumes au citoyen Rigo, membre de l'institut du Caire, qui, de retour, a bien voulu me les communiquer.N° 6. Un paysan de la haute Égypte, mangeant la premiere pousse de la luzerne (voyez le journal, tome I, page 283) ; à droite, deux santons ; à gauche, l'accouplement du chameau (voyez tome II, pag. 238). N° 7. Un santon, espece d'imbécille, dont on a pitié pendant qu'il vit, et que l'on révere après sa mort, usage assez général et aussi ancien que le monde ; derriere lui est un chien de l'espece des mâtins, celle qui est l'espece la plus nombreuse ; à droite est un vieillard aveugle conduit par son petit enfant, groupe attendrissant que l'on rencontre malheureusement trop souvent en Egypte. N° 8. Une femme noble dans l'habit qu'elle porte dans le harem, tenant un chasse-mouche ; celle à droite est dans l'acte de marcher, relevant ses habits pour pouvoir avancer les pieds ; à gauche, jeunes enfants barabras d'au-delà des cataractes ; une femme pauvre, qui préfere employer ce qu'elle a de vêtement à s'envelopper le visage qu'à se cacher le derriere.N° 9. Un habitant de Darfour, un conducteur de caravanes qui amene les Negres et les Négresses en Egypte ; tout son costume consiste en une draperie de laine blanche, qu'il promene alternativement sur toutes les parties de son corps ; sa chevelure est frisée en tire-bouchon , à la maniere des anciens Egyptiens. Dans le fond est une conversation établie entre un grand et un homme du peuple. Rousseurs, sinon bel état de conservation. Publié pour la première fois en deux volumes, dont un atlas de gravures, chez Didot, en 1802, le 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte' connut un tel succès qu'il fut traduit dès 1803 en Anglais et en Allemand, puis quelques années plus tard en Hollandais et en Italien, notamment. Presque toutes les planches sont dessinées par Denon, qui en a aussi gravé lui-même un petit nombre, notamment des portraits d'habitants d'Egypte, qui ont encore gardée toute la fraîcheur d'esquisses prises sur le vif (nos 104-111). Une bonne vingtaine de graveurs ont également collaboré à la création des eaux-fortes dont Baltard, Galien, Réville et d'autres. Dominique Vivant, baron Denon, dit Vivant Denon, né à Givry le 4 janvier 1747 et mort à Paris le 27 avril 1825, est un graveur, écrivain, diplomate et administrateur français. A l'invitation de Bonaparte, il se joint à l'expédition d'Egypte en embarquant dès le 14 mai 1798 sur la frégate "" La Junon "". Protégé par les troupes françaises, il a l'opportunité de parcourir le pays dans tous les sens, afin de rassembler le matériau qui servit de base à son travail artistique et littéraire le plus important. Il accompagne en particulier le général Desaix en Haute Egypte, dont il rapporte de très nombreux croquis, lavis à l'encre et autres dessins à la plume, à la pierre noire, ou à la sanguine. Il dessine sans relâche, le plus souvent sur son genou, debout ou même à cheval, et parfois jusque sous le feu de l'ennemi. A l'issue d'un voyage de 13 mois durant lesquels il dessine plusieurs milliers de croquis, Vivant Denon rentre en France avec Bonaparte, et devient le premier artiste à publier le récit de cette expédition. Les 141 planches qui accompagnent son Journal retracent l'ensemble de son voyage, depuis les côtes de la Corse jusqu'aux monuments pharaoniques de la Haute Egypte. Bonaparte le nomme ensuite directeur général du musée central de la République, qui devient le musée Napoléon, puis le musée royal du Louvre et administrateur des arts. En 1805, Vivant Denon relance le projet de la colonne Vendôme, qui avait été suspendu en 1803. Il organise ensuite des expéditions dans toute l'Europe impériale pour amasser les objets d'art, qui sont pillés pour être emportés au Louvre. En 1814, Louis XVIII le confirme à la tête du Louvre, dont une aile porte encore son nom aujourd'hui. Il est considéré comme un grand précurseur de la muséologie, de l'histoire de l'art et de l'égyptologie. - Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original, unshaved, full-page etching from the ""Imperial edition"" of the Description de l'Égypte, or 'Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand [A Collection of the observations and research carried out in Egypt during the French expedition, published on the orders of his Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great]'. Produced between February 1802 and 1830 on the orders of Naopleon Bonaparte and published between 1809 and 1828, 1,000 copies were printed and distributed to institutions, on vergé paper with an 'Égypte ancienne et moderne' watermark, visible when held up to the light. Light marginal spotting not touching image, otherwise in very fresh, fine condition. An engraving from the Description de l'Egypte, one of the masterpieces of French printing and the birth of a new field: Egyptology. A gigantic survey of Egypt at the time of Bonaparte's conquests in 1798 and 1799, the work is divided into 13 volumes of engravings making up 892 plates, of which 72 colored, as well as presenting the splendors of the Egypt of the Pharaohs in 9 volumes. The other volumes discuss natural history and present a fascinating portrait of Coptic and Islamic Egypt as it was seen by Bonaparte's Eastern Armies. The 'Egyptian campaign', militarily a disaster, demonstrates, through the engravings of the Description d'Egypte, the scientific success it nonetheless became thanks to the 167 expert members of the Commission of the Sciences and Arts of the Institut d'Egypte [Egyptian Institute] who followed Napoleon's army. The Institut gathered together in Egypt the mathematician Monge, the chemist Berthollet, the naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as well as numerous artists, engineers, architects and doctors. They were tasked with re-discovering modern and ancient Egypt and displaying its natural treasures as well as the know-how of its inhabitants. This edition, the so-called ""Imperial"" edition of the plates for the Description de l'Egypte was printed in four large formats, two of which were specially created for it and christened ""Moyen-Egypte"" and ""Grand-Egypte"". A special press was built to print it, the process extending over 20 years, from 1809 to 1829. The ""Imperial"" edition proved so popular that a second edition, this time in black and white and without the ""Egypte ancienne et moderne"" watermark - known as the ""Royal Edition"" - was published during the Restoration by the printing house of C.-L.-F. Panckoucke (Paris). The engravings of the Description d'Egypte owe a great deal to Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, illustrator, diplomat, collector and later Director of the Musée Napoléon (the Louvre). His exploration of the South of Egypt gave Bonaparte the idea of sending the experts of the Institut there, thus creating a faithful and complete portrait of the area. This was the research gathered together from 1802 in the mammoth Description de L'Egypte. Denon embarked on this story of archeological exploration at the age of 51, reaching first Alexandria and then Cairo before exploring Upper Egypt. Along with the members of the Institut d'Egypte, the Natural History Museum's painter H.J. Redouté (brother of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, author of Roses), the mineralogist Dolomiue, and the draughtsman Joly, Denon then explored the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt. When, however, he joined the 21st Light Infantry Regiment as it marched across Upper Egypt in pursuit of the retreating Mameluks in November 1798, he found himself the only civilian. In the very midst of the battle itself, he reeled off sketches of the works of art that peppered his path right up to the threshold of the Sudan. He said that he had crossed ""a country that is, apart from its name, entirely unknown to Europeans, and therefore everything was worth describing"" (Voyages dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte en 1798 et 1799, 1817). On his return to Cairo, the great general, spellbound by Denon's accounts and drawings ordered two commissions to be set up, led by the engineers Fourier and Costaz. They were tasked with the scientific study of the ancient remains in Upper Egypt; research that proved a significant contribution to the monumental Description d'Egypte, from which this plate is taken. ANCIENT EGYPTThese engravings therefore represent a unique body of material that contributed to Jean-François Champollion's deciphering of hieroglyphics, and which mark the beginning of the line of Mariette, Maspero and Carter, who would reshape the face of Ancient Egypt. They also started a craze that gave birth to the phenomenon of Egyptomania and the Orientalism of Delacroix, Fromentin, Marilhat, Decamps and Théophile Gautier. Financiers, politicians, merchants and all kinds of treasure-hunters made their way to the banks of the Nile in search of riches, following this rediscovery of Egypt. The originators of Egyptology, these plates were to have a hugely influential afterlife. NATURAL HISTORYThese engravings show the scientific genius of the French experts then working on the ground in Egypt, laying the foundations for its becoming a French colony. This colonizing project, which had been mooted since the reign of Louis XIV, was now accompanied - with Bonaparte's arrival - by an in-depth study of the country's fauna and flora thanks to the work of the most eminent naturalists, mineralogists, and entomologists of the day. The Description de l'Egypte shows all of this immense scientific undertaking through its engravings, which were done after drawings by members of the Academy of Science, including Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, Alire Raffenau-Delile and Henri-Joseph Redouté. In the words of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ""We have gathered the material for the greatest work that a nation could hope to undertake. In mourning the fate of so many brave soldiers who - after so many glorious exploits - fell in Egypt, we shall be able to console ourselves that such precious works came into being."" MODERN EGYPTThe genius of the experts of the Institut d'Egypte is revealed in the plates of the section known as ""Modern Egypte"". Architecture, industry, social organization, conditions of health, irrigation, music, and crafts, are all presented with exceptional precision and powers of description. The spirit of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie runs through the work of the draughtsmen of the Description de L'Egypte, who accompanied the text volumes with numerous detailed plates, undertaking to produce a portrait of the local population that was imbued with both beauty and respect. Wealthy Pashas and simple artisan potters are sensitively represented here, going about their business in beautifully composed images that nonetheless do not fall into the traps of idealism or caricature. ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (the ""Cairo"" plates) The set of engravings to which this plate belongs constitutes one of the first complete studies of the monuments of Islamic Egypt in Cairo, bringing together maps, sections and elevations of mosques, mausoleums and fortifications, from the Tulunid era in the 9th century up to the Mameluk constructions contemporaneous with the arrival of the Bonapartist troops. At the same time, the architects and engineers of the Institut d'Egypte also made a big series of plates dedicated to civilian housing and edifices in Cairo, including both grander and more modest constructions, providing a precious picture of life in Cairo at the end of the 19th century. BAB AL FOUTOUH Bab el-Foutouh, "" The Conquest Gate"" marks the northern limit of Fatimid old Cairo. Rebuilt in 1087, it is highly defensive in nature owing to the turbulent climate in 11th Century Cairo, which saw a number of popular uprisings. An imposing gate, it has two semicircular towers with low-slung arches made of heavy blocks of stone anchored within the ramparts. The sizeable passage through the gate (4.85m wide by 6.79m high) has a shallow dome. BAB EL NASR Bab el-Nasr, ""The Victory Gate"" is on the northern wall of the Fatimid fortress in Cairo. Its two enormous rectangular towers were rebuilt in 1087 after a long period of popular uprisings. On this highly attractive frontal image signed Protain, one can admire the sculpted shields in the corners of the gate and on the towers, symbolizing victory and protection against invaders. After taking Cairo, Napoleon named all the towers along the wall of the fortress after the officers assigned to guard them. Their names are still engraved on the upper parts of the walls of the gate. SULTAN HASSAN MOSQUEThe massive architectural complex constructed by Sultan Hassan at the foot of the citadel in Cairo was built in the ostentatious style so characteristic of Mameluk architecture. Completed in 1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque has a monumental gate and a 57m high minaret. This group of buildings, comprising a mausoleum that was never put to use, was strategically built on the site of a square that saw the start of a number of popular uprisings. The mosque was heavily inspired by Iranian models. Philae This plate is taken from a set of engravings dedicated to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The final bastion of the worship of the ancient Egyptian gods, the temple of Isis was the last pagan temple to be in use before it was closed in the 6th century A.D. under Justinian. Construction on the temple began under the Ptolemies, a period of growth for the Isis cult. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. Kom Ombo (Ombos) The Kom Ombo site, 40 kilometers from Aswan, is home to one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to Sobek, a crocodile god and Haroeris, a form of Horus. Built in the Ptolemaic era, it was actually founded during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Its massive Composite capitals and highly accomplished reliefs are captured accurately by the draughtsmen of the Institut d'Egypte, Jollois, Balzac and Cécile. The dual aspect of its design, intended for worship of two different divine triads - those of Sobek and Haroeris - is reproduced in great detail by the architects and engineers of the Egyptian campaign through this set of prints, which preceded the first archeological digs in the building by Auguste Mariette in 1828. Edfu This plate is taken from a series of views of the great temple at Edfu and the various buildings in its cultic complex. The temple of Horus, a jewel of Ptolemaic architecture and exceptionally well-preserved, is made up of a majestic entry gate and a hypostyle chamber, which are both extensively documented thanks to the engravings by the experts of the Institut d'Egypte. Begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III and completed 180 years later under Tiberius, it proved an extraordinary sight for the draughtsmen come to explore the left bank of the Nile. Esna and its environs The town of Esna (Esneh or Latopolis in Bonaparte's time), lies fifty kilometers to the south of Luxor. The experts from the Institut de l'Egypte documented their discovery of its temple, dedicated to Khnum, one of the gods of creation who worked with clay and had the head of a ram; he controlled the life-giving flooding of the Nile, the source of fertility. He was associated with Nebt-uu, the mistress of the countryside and Menhyt, a goddess with the head of a lion. This temple, partially rebuilt during the Ptolemaic era, was added to right up to the reign of Tiberius. The draughtsmen also produced a number of views of the neighboring temples, most notably the less well-preserved temple of Contra-Latopolis to the north of Esna. Thebes Medinet-Habu Close to Thebes and Luxor on the left bank of the Nile, the city of Medinet-Habu is home to one of the most attractive temples of New Kingdom period Egypt, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. This dates from the middle of the 12th century BC, and is based on the famous Ramesseum of his predecessor, which it surpasses in size. A funerary temple celebrating the Pharaoh, the experts of the Institut d'Egypte set about creating cross-sections, plans and elevations, and most especially capturing its numerous bas-reliefs. The architects and draughtsmen also focused on the Royal Palace and its internal peristyle within the 12-metre fortress that encircles the religious complex, including the Temple of Amon, located at the south-east of the site and begun in the reign of Hatshepsut at the end of the 15th Century BC. Memnonium The Memnonium, a name used by visitors to the Valley of the Kings from 1750 to 1850, refers to a set of three royal buildings constructed during the New Kingdom: the Ramesseum, the Temple of Amenhotep III and the Temple of Sethi I. The draughtsmen and architects of Bonaparte's Institut, sent out on expedition across Upper Egypt from 1799 documented Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, even attempting to reconstruct some of the buildings on the basis of descriptions by Classical authors. The tomb of Ozymandias (one of the numerous names of Ramses II), in a very poor state, thus became the subject of very thorough study and an attempt to fill in its missing bits on the basis of the writings of Diodurus Siculus. This Greek historian of the Augustine period stayed in the valley of the Nile from 60-57 BC and his visit to the tomb of Ramses II is recounted in his monumental Bibliotheca Historica (Book I, XLVII-XLIX).At the same time, the experts also made extremely detailed studies and views of the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of a huge memorial temple to Amenhotep III built on the road to the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. These colossi were located at the entrance to the temple in front of a preliminary pylon made of brick. These two statues represent King Amenhotep III framed to the right by the great Royal Consort Tiy and to the left by the Queen Mother Mutemwiya. Hypogea and Biban el Moluk This plate is taken from a series of engravings of the hypogea in the Valley of the Kings (Biban el Moluk) in Thebes. Some are in color to show the vivid hues of the sarcophaguses and mysterious murals whose secret had yet to be broken by Jean-François Champollion. The draughtsmen of the Institut, including the famous Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, sent by Napoleon to cover Upper Egypt in 1799, capture with élan the royal mummies and the artifacts that accompanied the dead in their journey to the netherworld: urns, furniture, weapons, idols and the mummies of numerous mammals and birds. Karnak This plate is from a set on the Great Temple at Karnak, built during the New Kingdom at the time of Ramses III. This enormous complex is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Its sculptures, internal bas-reliefs and sunken reliefs on the external facades are intricately captured by the engineers of the Institut, while the architects worked out the complex groundplan of this edifice, which was divided into facades, colonnaded halls and sacral spaces reserved for the temple priests. The alley of the monumental sphinx which links the site to the Luxor site was also the subject of a plate by Lepère, an architect from the Institut who took part in the expedition across Upper Egypt. Dendera The experts executed views and drawings of the temples of Dendera (or Tentyra), a city in Upper Egypt 60km to the north of Luxor. They have captured, with an exceptional degree of graphic artistry, the thick, round nature of the sculpted reliefs of the great Temple of Hathor, built under the Ptolemies in the first half of the 1st century BC. They also produced interesting views of the neighboring temples as well as a selection of reliefs of the ""Dendera Zodiac"", a chapel dedicated to Osiris and located beneath the temple of Hathor. Its famous astronomical relief was discovered by the French General Desaix - stationed in Upper Egypt by Bonaparte from 1798 - and taken back to France in 1821 by Claude Lelorrain; it is now on display in the Louvre. Another astronomical and cosmological relief on the ceiling of the hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor is the subject of a magnificent plate by Jollois and Devilliers. This covers seven soffit coffers of the ceiling and is an immense allegorical image showing several levels of consciousness: that of cosmogony, the constellations and their effect on the Earth, the creation of Man, and the Nomes of Egypt, symbolized by 21 pairs of wings topped with the red crown of Lower Egypt and the white tiara of Upper Egypt. The Pyramids at Memphis The Giza Plateau, near Memphis, is home to three of the most famous Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the tombs of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, Pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2620-2500 BC). The experts of the Institut, hurrying to Memphis, explored the plateau and made numerous views of these majestic pyramids, towering over inhabitants and mounted figures. They also made minutely detailed views of the epigraphs on the tombs adjacent to the pyramids, as well as views of the Sphinx of Gaza near the Pyramid of Khafre. Views of Alexandria A plate taken from a set of view of Alexandria as it was found by Napoleon's army in June 1798. Embarking in Toulon on the 14th May, his troops disembarked at Alexandria a month later and explored this port city before heading towards Cairo to take the capital. " Didot Paris _1803 40x54cm une feuille‎


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‎Voyage dans la Basse et Haute Egypte : 1. Bédouins dans le désert. 2 et 3. Maniere de monter l'eau pour arroser les terres. (Planche 102).<br />‎

‎" - Didot, Paris 1803, 40x54cm, une feuille. - Gravure originale in folio extraite du Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte de Vivant Denon. Planche composée de 3 vues ainsi décrits par l'auteur : N° 1. Vue du désert, et d'un camp de Bédouins, avec différentes figures de Bédouins et de Bédouines à pied et à cheval, également maigres et décharnés : la grande figure à cheval est celle d'un chef de horde dans toute sa magnificence. N° 2. Maniere d'élever l'eau et d'arroser les terres après l'inondation du Nil, puisée par des seaux de jonc, et versée dans un canal qui la distribue dans les terres par nombre de petites rigoles ; le reste arrive dans un bassin d'où, par la même opération, on l'éleve à quatre pieds de plus pour la faire couler plus loin : cette machine ressemble absolument à celle des puits à bascule que l'on trouve dans nos villages d'Europe ; la manuvre s'en fait en mesure, soit en chantant, soit en prononçant des nombres, ou en récitant des louanges de Dieu ou des vertus de Mahomet: l'homme assis et qui fume est le propriétaire, qui fait travailler à l'arrosement de ses terres, compte les pouces d'eau qui reglent le produit de sa récolte : le groupe du milieu représente l'ablution et la priere que les musulmans font à la pointe du jour, en se tournant à l'orient, où est la Mekke et le tombeau du prophete : les femmes viennent à cette même heure puiser de l'eau dans le Nil ; occupation qui fait l'objet de leur premier soin. N° 3. Autre machine à élever l'eau ; les travailleurs sont disposés de maniere qu'ils puisent en se baissant, élevent l'eau en se renversant en arriere, et la versent en lâchant une des cordes ; la même harmonie est réglée par les mêmes moyens décrits en l'article ci-dessus ; les joncs qui reçoivent le choc de l'eau préviennent la dégradation de ces foibles constructions en terre: sur le devant, à gauche, une jeune fille dans le costume qui leur est ordinaire jusqu'au moment de la puberté. Des femmes viennent au fleuve puiser de l'eau, cachant leur visage, parce qu'il n'y a que cela qu'il leur soit ordonné de cacher ; une autre porte son enfant à la maniere du pays : la figure à droite est celle d'un porteur d'eau ; l'eau est contenue dans une outre de peau de bouc dans laquelle il la porte. Quelques rousseurs principalement marginales, sinon bel état de conservation. Publié pour la première fois en deux volumes, dont un atlas de gravures, chez Didot, en 1802, le 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte' connut un tel succès qu'il fut traduit dès 1803 en Anglais et en Allemand, puis quelques années plus tard en Hollandais et en Italien, notamment. Presque toutes les planches sont dessinées par Denon, qui en a aussi gravé lui-même un petit nombre, notamment des portraits d'habitants d'Egypte, qui ont encore gardée toute la fraîcheur d'esquisses prises sur le vif (nos 104-111). Une bonne vingtaine de graveurs ont également collaboré à la création des eaux-fortes dont Baltard, Galien, Réville et d'autres. Dominique Vivant, baron Denon, dit Vivant Denon, né à Givry le 4 janvier 1747 et mort à Paris le 27 avril 1825, est un graveur, écrivain, diplomate et administrateur français. A l'invitation de Bonaparte, il se joint à l'expédition d'Egypte en embarquant dès le 14 mai 1798 sur la frégate "" La Junon "". Protégé par les troupes françaises, il a l'opportunité de parcourir le pays dans tous les sens, afin de rassembler le matériau qui servit de base à son travail artistique et littéraire le plus important. Il accompagne en particulier le général Desaix en Haute Egypte, dont il rapporte de très nombreux croquis, lavis à l'encre et autres dessins à la plume, à la pierre noire, ou à la sanguine. Il dessine sans relâche, le plus souvent sur son genou, debout ou même à cheval, et parfois jusque sous le feu de l'ennemi. A l'issue d'un voyage de 13 mois durant lesquels il dessine plusieurs milliers de croquis, Vivant Denon rentre en France avec Bonaparte, et devient le premier artiste à publier le récit de cette expédition. Les 141 planches qui accompagnent son Journal retracent l'ensemble de son voyage, depuis les côtes de la Corse jusqu'aux monuments pharaoniques de la Haute Egypte. Bonaparte le nomme ensuite directeur général du musée central de la République, qui devient le musée Napoléon, puis le musée royal du Louvre et administrateur des arts. En 1805, Vivant Denon relance le projet de la colonne Vendôme, qui avait été suspendu en 1803. Il organise ensuite des expéditions dans toute l'Europe impériale pour amasser les objets d'art, qui sont pillés pour être emportés au Louvre. En 1814, Louis XVIII le confirme à la tête du Louvre, dont une aile porte encore son nom aujourd'hui. Il est considéré comme un grand précurseur de la muséologie, de l'histoire de l'art et de l'égyptologie. - Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original, unshaved, full-page etching from the ""Imperial edition"" of the Description de l'Égypte, or 'Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand [A Collection of the observations and research carried out in Egypt during the French expedition, published on the orders of his Majesty the Emperor Napoleon the Great]'. Produced between February 1802 and 1830 on the orders of Naopleon Bonaparte and published between 1809 and 1828, 1,000 copies were printed and distributed to institutions, on vergé paper with an 'Égypte ancienne et moderne' watermark, visible when held up to the light. Light marginal spotting not touching image, otherwise in very fresh, fine condition. An engraving from the Description de l'Egypte, one of the masterpieces of French printing and the birth of a new field: Egyptology. A gigantic survey of Egypt at the time of Bonaparte's conquests in 1798 and 1799, the work is divided into 13 volumes of engravings making up 892 plates, of which 72 colored, as well as presenting the splendors of the Egypt of the Pharaohs in 9 volumes. The other volumes discuss natural history and present a fascinating portrait of Coptic and Islamic Egypt as it was seen by Bonaparte's Eastern Armies. The 'Egyptian campaign', militarily a disaster, demonstrates, through the engravings of the Description d'Egypte, the scientific success it nonetheless became thanks to the 167 expert members of the Commission of the Sciences and Arts of the Institut d'Egypte [Egyptian Institute] who followed Napoleon's army. The Institut gathered together in Egypt the mathematician Monge, the chemist Berthollet, the naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as well as numerous artists, engineers, architects and doctors. They were tasked with re-discovering modern and ancient Egypt and displaying its natural treasures as well as the know-how of its inhabitants. This edition, the so-called ""Imperial"" edition of the plates for the Description de l'Egypte was printed in four large formats, two of which were specially created for it and christened ""Moyen-Egypte"" and ""Grand-Egypte"". A special press was built to print it, the process extending over 20 years, from 1809 to 1829. The ""Imperial"" edition proved so popular that a second edition, this time in black and white and without the ""Egypte ancienne et moderne"" watermark - known as the ""Royal Edition"" - was published during the Restoration by the printing house of C.-L.-F. Panckoucke (Paris). The engravings of the Description d'Egypte owe a great deal to Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, illustrator, diplomat, collector and later Director of the Musée Napoléon (the Louvre). His exploration of the South of Egypt gave Bonaparte the idea of sending the experts of the Institut there, thus creating a faithful and complete portrait of the area. This was the research gathered together from 1802 in the mammoth Description de L'Egypte. Denon embarked on this story of archeological exploration at the age of 51, reaching first Alexandria and then Cairo before exploring Upper Egypt. Along with the members of the Institut d'Egypte, the Natural History Museum's painter H.J. Redouté (brother of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, author of Roses), the mineralogist Dolomiue, and the draughtsman Joly, Denon then explored the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt. When, however, he joined the 21st Light Infantry Regiment as it marched across Upper Egypt in pursuit of the retreating Mameluks in November 1798, he found himself the only civilian. In the very midst of the battle itself, he reeled off sketches of the works of art that peppered his path right up to the threshold of the Sudan. He said that he had crossed ""a country that is, apart from its name, entirely unknown to Europeans, and therefore everything was worth describing"" (Voyages dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes de Bonaparte en 1798 et 1799, 1817). On his return to Cairo, the great general, spellbound by Denon's accounts and drawings ordered two commissions to be set up, led by the engineers Fourier and Costaz. They were tasked with the scientific study of the ancient remains in Upper Egypt; research that proved a significant contribution to the monumental Description d'Egypte, from which this plate is taken. ANCIENT EGYPTThese engravings therefore represent a unique body of material that contributed to Jean-François Champollion's deciphering of hieroglyphics, and which mark the beginning of the line of Mariette, Maspero and Carter, who would reshape the face of Ancient Egypt. They also started a craze that gave birth to the phenomenon of Egyptomania and the Orientalism of Delacroix, Fromentin, Marilhat, Decamps and Théophile Gautier. Financiers, politicians, merchants and all kinds of treasure-hunters made their way to the banks of the Nile in search of riches, following this rediscovery of Egypt. The originators of Egyptology, these plates were to have a hugely influential afterlife. NATURAL HISTORYThese engravings show the scientific genius of the French experts then working on the ground in Egypt, laying the foundations for its becoming a French colony. This colonizing project, which had been mooted since the reign of Louis XIV, was now accompanied - with Bonaparte's arrival - by an in-depth study of the country's fauna and flora thanks to the work of the most eminent naturalists, mineralogists, and entomologists of the day. The Description de l'Egypte shows all of this immense scientific undertaking through its engravings, which were done after drawings by members of the Academy of Science, including Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire, Alire Raffenau-Delile and Henri-Joseph Redouté. In the words of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ""We have gathered the material for the greatest work that a nation could hope to undertake. In mourning the fate of so many brave soldiers who - after so many glorious exploits - fell in Egypt, we shall be able to console ourselves that such precious works came into being."" MODERN EGYPTThe genius of the experts of the Institut d'Egypte is revealed in the plates of the section known as ""Modern Egypte"". Architecture, industry, social organization, conditions of health, irrigation, music, and crafts, are all presented with exceptional precision and powers of description. The spirit of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie runs through the work of the draughtsmen of the Description de L'Egypte, who accompanied the text volumes with numerous detailed plates, undertaking to produce a portrait of the local population that was imbued with both beauty and respect. Wealthy Pashas and simple artisan potters are sensitively represented here, going about their business in beautifully composed images that nonetheless do not fall into the traps of idealism or caricature. ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (the ""Cairo"" plates) The set of engravings to which this plate belongs constitutes one of the first complete studies of the monuments of Islamic Egypt in Cairo, bringing together maps, sections and elevations of mosques, mausoleums and fortifications, from the Tulunid era in the 9th century up to the Mameluk constructions contemporaneous with the arrival of the Bonapartist troops. At the same time, the architects and engineers of the Institut d'Egypte also made a big series of plates dedicated to civilian housing and edifices in Cairo, including both grander and more modest constructions, providing a precious picture of life in Cairo at the end of the 19th century. BAB AL FOUTOUH Bab el-Foutouh, "" The Conquest Gate"" marks the northern limit of Fatimid old Cairo. Rebuilt in 1087, it is highly defensive in nature owing to the turbulent climate in 11th Century Cairo, which saw a number of popular uprisings. An imposing gate, it has two semicircular towers with low-slung arches made of heavy blocks of stone anchored within the ramparts. The sizeable passage through the gate (4.85m wide by 6.79m high) has a shallow dome. BAB EL NASR Bab el-Nasr, ""The Victory Gate"" is on the northern wall of the Fatimid fortress in Cairo. Its two enormous rectangular towers were rebuilt in 1087 after a long period of popular uprisings. On this highly attractive frontal image signed Protain, one can admire the sculpted shields in the corners of the gate and on the towers, symbolizing victory and protection against invaders. After taking Cairo, Napoleon named all the towers along the wall of the fortress after the officers assigned to guard them. Their names are still engraved on the upper parts of the walls of the gate. SULTAN HASSAN MOSQUEThe massive architectural complex constructed by Sultan Hassan at the foot of the citadel in Cairo was built in the ostentatious style so characteristic of Mameluk architecture. Completed in 1356, the Sultan Hassan Mosque has a monumental gate and a 57m high minaret. This group of buildings, comprising a mausoleum that was never put to use, was strategically built on the site of a square that saw the start of a number of popular uprisings. The mosque was heavily inspired by Iranian models. Philae This plate is taken from a set of engravings dedicated to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. The final bastion of the worship of the ancient Egyptian gods, the temple of Isis was the last pagan temple to be in use before it was closed in the 6th century A.D. under Justinian. Construction on the temple began under the Ptolemies, a period of growth for the Isis cult. Isis was the sister and wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. Kom Ombo (Ombos) The Kom Ombo site, 40 kilometers from Aswan, is home to one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples, dedicated to Sobek, a crocodile god and Haroeris, a form of Horus. Built in the Ptolemaic era, it was actually founded during the XVIIIth Dynasty. Its massive Composite capitals and highly accomplished reliefs are captured accurately by the draughtsmen of the Institut d'Egypte, Jollois, Balzac and Cécile. The dual aspect of its design, intended for worship of two different divine triads - those of Sobek and Haroeris - is reproduced in great detail by the architects and engineers of the Egyptian campaign through this set of prints, which preceded the first archeological digs in the building by Auguste Mariette in 1828. Edfu This plate is taken from a series of views of the great temple at Edfu and the various buildings in its cultic complex. The temple of Horus, a jewel of Ptolemaic architecture and exceptionally well-preserved, is made up of a majestic entry gate and a hypostyle chamber, which are both extensively documented thanks to the engravings by the experts of the Institut d'Egypte. Begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III and completed 180 years later under Tiberius, it proved an extraordinary sight for the draughtsmen come to explore the left bank of the Nile. Esna and its environs The town of Esna (Esneh or Latopolis in Bonaparte's time), lies fifty kilometers to the south of Luxor. The experts from the Institut de l'Egypte documented their discovery of its temple, dedicated to Khnum, one of the gods of creation who worked with clay and had the head of a ram; he controlled the life-giving flooding of the Nile, the source of fertility. He was associated with Nebt-uu, the mistress of the countryside and Menhyt, a goddess with the head of a lion. This temple, partially rebuilt during the Ptolemaic era, was added to right up to the reign of Tiberius. The draughtsmen also produced a number of views of the neighboring temples, most notably the less well-preserved temple of Contra-Latopolis to the north of Esna. Thebes Medinet-Habu Close to Thebes and Luxor on the left bank of the Nile, the city of Medinet-Habu is home to one of the most attractive temples of New Kingdom period Egypt, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. This dates from the middle of the 12th century BC, and is based on the famous Ramesseum of his predecessor, which it surpasses in size. A funerary temple celebrating the Pharaoh, the experts of the Institut d'Egypte set about creating cross-sections, plans and elevations, and most especially capturing its numerous bas-reliefs. The architects and draughtsmen also focused on the Royal Palace and its internal peristyle within the 12-metre fortress that encircles the religious complex, including the Temple of Amon, located at the south-east of the site and begun in the reign of Hatshepsut at the end of the 15th Century BC. Memnonium The Memnonium, a name used by visitors to the Valley of the Kings from 1750 to 1850, refers to a set of three royal buildings constructed during the New Kingdom: the Ramesseum, the Temple of Amenhotep III and the Temple of Sethi I. The draughtsmen and architects of Bonaparte's Institut, sent out on expedition across Upper Egypt from 1799 documented Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, even attempting to reconstruct some of the buildings on the basis of descriptions by Classical authors. The tomb of Ozymandias (one of the numerous names of Ramses II), in a very poor state, thus became the subject of very thorough study and an attempt to fill in its missing bits on the basis of the writings of Diodurus Siculus. This Greek historian of the Augustine period stayed in the valley of the Nile from 60-57 BC and his visit to the tomb of Ramses II is recounted in his monumental Bibliotheca Historica (Book I, XLVII-XLIX).At the same time, the experts also made extremely detailed studies and views of the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of a huge memorial temple to Amenhotep III built on the road to the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. These colossi were located at the entrance to the temple in front of a preliminary pylon made of brick. These two statues represent King Amenhotep III framed to the right by the great Royal Consort Tiy and to the left by the Queen Mother Mutemwiya. Hypogea and Biban el Moluk This plate is taken from a series of engravings of the hypogea in the Valley of the Kings (Biban el Moluk) in Thebes. Some are in color to show the vivid hues of the sarcophaguses and mysterious murals whose secret had yet to be broken by Jean-François Champollion. The draughtsmen of the Institut, including the famous Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, sent by Napoleon to cover Upper Egypt in 1799, capture with élan the royal mummies and the artifacts that accompanied the dead in their journey to the netherworld: urns, furniture, weapons, idols and the mummies of numerous mammals and birds. Karnak This plate is from a set on the Great Temple at Karnak, built during the New Kingdom at the time of Ramses III. This enormous complex is divided into three parts and is dedicated to the Theban Triad of gods, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Its sculptures, internal bas-reliefs and sunken reliefs on the external facades are intricately captured by the engineers of the Institut, while the architects worked out the complex groundplan of this edifice, which was divided into facades, colonnaded halls and sacral spaces reserved for the temple priests. The alley of the monumental sphinx which links the site to the Luxor site was also the subject of a plate by Lepère, an architect from the Institut who took part in the expedition across Upper Egypt. Dendera The experts executed views and drawings of the temples of Dendera (or Tentyra), a city in Upper Egypt 60km to the north of Luxor. They have captured, with an exceptional degree of graphic artistry, the thick, round nature of the sculpted reliefs of the great Temple of Hathor, built under the Ptolemies in the first half of the 1st century BC. They also produced interesting views of the neighboring temples as well as a selection of reliefs of the ""Dendera Zodiac"", a chapel dedicated to Osiris and located beneath the temple of Hathor. Its famous astronomical relief was discovered by the French General Desaix - stationed in Upper Egypt by Bonaparte from 1798 - and taken back to France in 1821 by Claude Lelorrain; it is now on display in the Louvre. Another astronomical and cosmological relief on the ceiling of the hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor is the subject of a magnificent plate by Jollois and Devilliers. This covers seven soffit coffers of the ceiling and is an immense allegorical image showing several levels of consciousness: that of cosmogony, the constellations and their effect on the Earth, the creation of Man, and the Nomes of Egypt, symbolized by 21 pairs of wings topped with the red crown of Lower Egypt and the white tiara of Upper Egypt. The Pyramids at Memphis The Giza Plateau, near Memphis, is home to three of the most famous Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the tombs of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, Pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2620-2500 BC). The experts of the Institut, hurrying to Memphis, explored the plateau and made numerous views of these majestic pyramids, towering over inhabitants and mounted figures. They also made minutely detailed views of the epigraphs on the tombs adjacent to the pyramids, as well as views of the Sphinx of Gaza near the Pyramid of Khafre. Views of Alexandria A plate taken from a set of view of Alexandria as it was found by Napoleon's army in June 1798. Embarking in Toulon on the 14th May, his troops disembarked at Alexandria a month later and explored this port city before heading towards Cairo to take the capital. " Didot Paris _1803 40x54cm une feuille‎


Le Feu Follet - Paris

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‎Vivant Denon, Abdel Rahman El-Gabarti‎

Reference : HIS3913M

(1998)

‎Sur l'expedition de Bonaparte en Egypte‎

‎Babel, Arles, 1998. In-12°, Broché 329 pp. ‎


‎Livre en très bon état, intérieur frais et complet. Livre comme neuf.‎

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‎ Le maître de la mer‎

‎ Paris - Plon - 1903 - In-8 - Relié - Dos cuir - Titre, filets & décors dorés - Couverture conservée - 446 p. - Rousseurs d'usage - Ex. très correct‎


‎ Achat, vente et expertises de livres anciens - Librairie Spécialisée en Généalogie, Bretagne et Histoire - Envoi rapide et soigné - Conditions de vente : Les ouvrages sont payables à la commande. Nous acceptons les règlements par chèque, virement, ou paypalLes frais de port affichés au moment de la commande sont indicatifs. Un envoi prioritaire en recommandé est dŽenviron 10 euros pour la France, 15 euros pour lŽEurope et 25 euros pour les USA. Ce tarif est basé sur celui d'un livre pesant 1 kilogramme. Si le livre commandé dépasse ce poids nous pouvons être amené à vous contacter pour vous signaler le prix du supplément de port. - Conditions de livraison : Les envois simples, sans suivi, ni assurance, sont sous la responsabilités des acheteurs. Une estimation des frais de port peut être faite sur simple demande, pour un ouvrage et une destination donnés.De plus, en raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo - Pour les ouvrages d'un coût supérieur à 50 , des photographies peuvent être demandées.- Si vous souhaitez consulter un ou plusieurs de nos livres à la librairie merci de nous prévenir par mail ou par téléphone afin d'être sûr de sa disponibilité.‎

A l's.p.rance - Saint-Derrien

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EUR23.00

‎Voilquin Suzanne‎

Reference : gm3600

(1978)

‎Souvenirs d'une fille du peuple ou La Saint-Simonienne en Egypte‎

‎François Maspero Actes et mémoires du peuple Inconnu 1978 In-8 (13,5 x 22 cm), broché, 406 pages ; dos insolé, papier légèrement bruni, bon état. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.‎


Abraxas-Libris - Bécherel

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‎VOLAIT (Mercedes).‎

Reference : 112678

(2005)

ISBN : 2-7068-1890-5

‎Architectes et architectures de l'Egypte moderne (1830-1950). Genèse et essor d'une expertise locale. (Thèse).‎

‎ Maisonneuve et Larose, 2005, gr. in-8°, 476 pp, 130 ill. dans le texte (croquis, plans, photos), notices biographiques, biblio, index, broché, couv. illustrée, bon état‎


‎Les années 1850-1950 ont légué à l'Egypte, en amont et en marge de l'occupation coloniale, une riche production bâtie, qui en fait un terrain fécond pour étudier la formation et le déploiement des pratiques et savoirs architecturaux modernes dans un contexte extra-européen. Ce travail s'attache à en proposer une histoire centrée sur l'émergence et l'essor d'un corps local d'ingénieurs-architectes en liaison avec les grands projets publics d'aménagement urbain. A partir des scansions usuelles de l'histoire politique égyptienne le temps des réformes vice-royales (jusqu'en 1882), l'occupation britannique (1882-1922), l'âge dit "libéral" (à partir de 1922) la narration parcourt successivement trois champs de pratiques : celui de la codification et de la transmission des savoirs techniques propres au métier d'architecte étudiés à travers le développement d'un enseignement spécifique, la production de traités et de manuels spécialisés et les formations acquises en Europe ; celui de l'aménagement urbain, vu au prisme d'une sélection d'opérations significatives et de la mise en place du dispositif institutionnel et réglementaire encadrant l'édilité urbaine ; celui, enfin, de la production architecturale proprement dite, analysée à partir d'un ensemble de réalisations représentatives. C'est une maîtrise d'oeuvre de qualité, stimulée par une commande publique progressiste, et en position d'assimiler et de s'approprier la pensée et les techniques modernes, dans leurs référents européens, qui a pris ainsi peu à peu corps. ‎

Pages d'Histoire - Librairie Clio - Paris

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‎VOLAIT Mercedes (textes réunis par).‎

Reference : 17251

‎ Emile Prisse d'Avennes. Un artiste-antiquaire en Egypte au XIXe siècle. BiEtud 156.‎

‎Le Caire, 2013 (20,5 x 28), 309 p., illustrations couleur, cartonnage éditeur. (Livre neuf)‎


‎Egypte. Les travaux dâÃmile Prisse dâAvennes (1807-1879), figure savante qui a accompagnà la naissance de lâÃgyptologie, constituent une entreprise scientifique de trÚs large envergure, qui embrasse aussi bien les vestiges de lâÃgypte ancienne et les monuments de lâÃgypte islamique que la culture matÃrielle de lâÃgypte contemporaine. Le prÃsent ouvrage sâattache à cerner les contours dâun oeuvre dessinà et imprimà foisonnant, mais mÃconnu, à partir dâÃtudes fondÃes sur les papiers conservÃs à la BibliothÚque nationale de France et les sources complÃmentaires identifiÃes dans dâautres fonds franÃais, mais aussi nÃerlandais, italiens ou britanniques. Les essais rassemblÃs font le point sur les multiples curiositÃs de celui qui aimait à se dÃfinir comme « artiste et antiquaire », sur ses mÃthodes de travail, sur ses lectures et sur le rÃseau dâinterlocuteurs et de collaborateurs qui ont enrichi sa documentation, en Ãgypte comme en France. Des inÃdits et extraits de correspondance, ainsi quâune bibliographie gÃnÃrale des Ãcrits dâÃmile Prisse dâAvennes, sont prÃsentÃs pour la premiÚre fois. Lâensemble renouvelle, au travers dâune personnalità scientifique sans doute moins atypique quâil nây paraÃt, la connaissance des relations entre art du dessin, sensibilità ethnographique et science antiquaire au XIXáµ siÚcle. ‎

Antinoë - Brest

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‎Voline Marc‎

Reference : qi384

(1995)

‎Le livre de l'au-delà‎

‎Albin Michel Cartonné 1995 In-4 (29x22cm), cartonnage illustré, 131 pages, iconographie abondante en couleurs ; très bon état. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.‎


Abraxas-Libris - Bécherel

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‎VOLKOFF Oleg‎

Reference : 272

‎Index de l'ouvrage du prince Omar Toussoun. La géographie de l'Egypte à l'époque arabe. 1992‎

‎ IFAO, Institut français d'archéologie orientale Couverture Souple. Édition Non Signée. OUVRAGE A L'ETAT NEUF ‎


Librairie Impériale - Arras

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‎Volkoff Oleg V.‎

Reference : va284

(1971)

‎"Le Caire, 939-1969 : Histoire de la ville des ""Mille et Une Nuits"""‎

‎Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire Inconnu 1971 In-8 (16 x 24,2 cm), broché, 200 pages ; traces sur les gardes, par ailleurs très bon état général. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.‎


Abraxas-Libris - Bécherel

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‎VOLKOFF Oleg V.‎

Reference : 227

‎A la recherche des manuscrits en Egypte 1970‎

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Librairie Impériale - Arras

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‎VOLKOFF OLEG V.‎

Reference : 003050

(1971)

‎LE CAIRE 969 - 1969‎

‎ INSTITUT FRANCAIS D' ARCHEOLOGIE ORIENTALE LE CAIRE 1971 1 volume in-8 broché de XIII + 200 pages , nombreuses illustrations photographiques hors- texte , bon à très bon exemplaire . ‎


Librairie Ancienne Philippe Bertrandy - Le Puy en Velay

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‎VOLKOFF Oleg V.‎

Reference : 531127

‎Le Caire 969-1969. Histoire de la ville des "Mille et une nuits".‎

‎Le Caire: Publications de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, 1973 in-8, xiii-203 pages, frontispice, 24 planches hors-texte, carte-guide se dépliant. Bibliographie, index, glossaire. Demi reliure toile moderne, dos muet (mouillure au frontispice).‎


‎Le Caire 969-1969. Histoire de la ville des "Mille et une nuits". (Le Caire: Publications de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, 1973).‎

Librairie - Galerie Eburnea - Abidjan
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‎VOLKOFF Oleg V.‎

Reference : 19291

‎Voyages en Egypte de Johann Wild. 1606 - 1610. 1973‎

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‎VOLKOFF Oleg V.‎

Reference : 231

‎Voyages en Egypte de Michael Heberer von Bretten, 1585 - 1586 1976‎

‎ IFAO ,Institut français d'archéologie orientale Couverture Souple. Édition Non Signée. OUVRAGE A L'ETAT NEUF ‎


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‎VOLKOFF Oleg V.‎

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‎Voyages en Egypte des années 1611 et 1612 George Sandys , William Lithgow 1973‎

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‎Voyages en Egypte des années 1634 - 1635 et 1636. Henry Blunt, Jacques Albert,Santo Seguezzi,George Chr. Neitzschitz. 1974‎

‎ IFAO ,Institut français d'archéologie orientale Couverture Souple. Édition Non Signée. OUVRAGE A L'ETAT NEUF ‎


Librairie Impériale - Arras

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‎VOLNEY ‎

Reference : 9050

‎Voyage en Egypte et en Syrie ‎

‎pendant les années 1783-1784 et 1785 deuxième tome 2 de l’édition des œuvres de Volney: Voyage en Egypte et en Syrie pendant les années 1783-1784 et 1785. Suivi de considérations sur la guerre des Russes et des Turks-publiées en 1788 et 1789. Tome 1er / In 8 cartonné bleu, Titre, 436 pages, 2 Tranches marbrées. Planches gravées, dépliantes en fin de volume Vue du Sphinx et Vue des pyramides de Djizé. Une grande carte dépliante de l’Egypte appelée en arabe Barr-Marsr c'est-à-dire pays Masr. Paris 1825. Parmentier Froment libraires 1825. Très bon état ‎


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‎VOLNEY (C. F.).‎

Reference : 003816

(1825)

‎VOYAGE EN ÉGYPTE ET EN SYRIE, pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785, suivi de considérations sur la guerre des russes et des turks, publiées en 1788 et 1789. [2 volumes].‎

‎ 1825 Paris, Parmantier & Froment, 1825. Deux volumes in-8 (134 X 211) basane fauve marbrée, encadrement de roulette dorée sur les plats avec au centre du plat supérieur un grand médaillon décoré de feuillage et rocaille et la mention dorée « Université de France - Collège R[oy]al de Louis Le Grand », dos lisse orné de filets, chainettes, dentelles et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin vert lierre, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 436 pages, une carte et deux planches dépliantes ; Tome II : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 447 pages, deux cartes, un plan et deux planches dépliantes. Épidermure restaurée en queue du plat inférieur du second tome.‎


‎DEUXIÈME ÉDITION COMPLÈTE illustrée de SEPT PLANCHES GRAVÉES DÉPLIANTES, dont trois cartes (carte de l'Egypte, de la Syrie et carte relative au partage éventuel de la Turquie), un plan et quatre planches d'après Cassas ou Benoist (vue du Sphinx, vue des pyramides de Djizé, vue de la cour carrée du temple du soleil à Balbek et vue des ruines de Palmyre dans le désert de Syrie). Ce titre constitue les tomes II et III des oeuvres complètes de Volney publiées par Parmantier. Il s'agit d'UN DES MEILLEURS OUVRAGES EN FRANÇAIS DE LA LITTÉRATURE DE VOYAGES. Constantin François Chasseboeuf, comte de VOLNEY (1757-1820), philosophe et orientaliste français, est considéré comme le précurseur des ethnologues, anthropologues et sociologues du XXe siècle. Parti pour l'Egypte à la fin de l'année de 1782, et après un séjour de huit mois dans un couvent égyptien pour y apprendre l'arabe, Volney passa trois années à voyager, la plupart du temps à pied, en Syrie et en Egypte, étudiant l'histoire, les institutions politiques, les moeurs et coutumes des habitants. Il passa sept mois au Caire et voyagea en 1785 avec le peintre orientaliste Louis-François CASSAS (1756-1827) en Syrie. Son ouvrage, qui n'est pas à proprement parler une relation de son voyage mais la somme de ses observations, eut un énorme succès. Il constitue le meilleur exposé sur l'Egypte ottomane à la fin du XVIIIe siècle et ses observations exactes et précises servirent par la suite de guide à l'expédition d'Egypte de Bonaparte. (HAGE-CHAHINE, 5096, qui donne la date de 1826 pour cette édition - GAY, 2275 - LAZARD, 397). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure décorée aux ARMES du Collège Royal LOUIS LE GRAND. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. ‎

Librairie ancienne & Moderne Eric Castéran - Toulouse

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‎VOLNEY (C.-F.).‎

Reference : 8895

(1823)

‎Voyage en Egypte et en Syrie pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785 suivi de Considérations sur la guerre des Russes et des Turks publiées en 1788 et 1789. Sixième édition.‎

‎ 1823 basane verte à grain long, p. de tom. rouges. (rousseurs). 3 vol. in-18, XII-323pp. ; (2ff.), 402pp. et (2ff.), 374pp., 1 portrait, 1 planche et 2 cartes dépl., P. Bossange 1823,‎


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‎VOLNEY (CONSTANTIN FRANÇOIS).‎

Reference : P1-3N-0

(1787)

‎Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785. Seconde édition. ‎

‎Paris, Desenne & Volland, 1787. 2 Volumes in-8 (200x125mm), relié plein basane, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre, liseré doré sur les plats. XVI-383pp ; VIII-458pp. Ayant hérité de sa mère il décida de partie en Egypte et en Syrie mais avant se retira auprès de professeurs du couvant de Narhanna qui lui enseignèrent l’arabe. Son livre eut un très grand succès. Bel exemplaire. Les illustrations n’ont pas été reliées dans cet exemplaire. Travels of Volney in Egypt and Syria, his narrative relating his observations during his journey. Include remarks on polities, manners end customs of the Turks and Arabs, the best exposé of ottoman Egypt at the end of 18th century. ‎


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Reference : 12211

(1787)

‎Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte, pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785.‎

‎Avec 2 cartes géographiques et deux planches gravées, représentant les ruines du temple du Soleil à Balbek, et celles de la ville de Palmyre, dans le désert de Syrie. Seconde édition revue et corrigée. Armes révolutionnaires et ex-libris de Antoine Polier, an 2. Première édition in-8°, parue la même année (1787) que l'originale in-4°. Pleine basane granitée, dos longs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Très bon Paris Desenne et Volland 1787 2 volumes in-8°‎


‎Livre‎

Librairie Seigneur - Le Poêt en Percip

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‎VOLNEY C.-F.‎

Reference : VOY953M

(1792)

‎Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte, pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785, avec deux cartes géographiques. Nouvelle édition.‎

‎VOLNEY - DIVERS 1792. In-8°, 2 voll,248+289 pp. Relié, veau raciné de l'époque.‎


‎Livres en très bonnes conditions, intérieur frais et complet. Des marques d'usage au niveau du dos. Mais l'exemplaire est en excellentes conditions pour des exemplaires bicentenaires. Excellents pour la documentation‎

Librairie du Levant - Bayonne

Phone number : 05 59 03 69 40

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