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Original Engraving - View of the Island of Philea from East to West - London

Original Engraving - View of the Island of Philea from East to West - London

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This engraving from book "Journey to Lower and Upper Egypt". Made Dominique Vivant in publishing in 1809, London.
"Journey to Lower and Upper Egypt" is a fascinating travelogue written by Dominique Vivant Denon. The book tells about the author's personal journey to Egypt at the end of the 18th century, describing the wonders and mysteries of Lower and Upper Egypt. Denon, a French artist and archaeologist, takes readers on a fascinating exploration of Egypt's rich history and diverse landscapes. Through his vivid descriptions and detailed illustrations, he brings to life the architectural wonders of ancient civilizations, such as the famous pyramids, temples and tombs. As Denon ventures deeper into the heart of Egypt, he encounters the vibrant culture and customs of the Egyptian people. It paints a vivid picture of bustling markets, serene Nile cruises and the awe-inspiring grandeur of Luxor and Thebes (Upper Egypt). Throughout the book, the author shares his personal thoughts, observations, and encounters with fellow travelers and local residents. Denon's passion for Egyptology is evident in his meticulous documentation of historical artifacts and his desire to uncover the stories behind them. A Journey to Lower and Upper Egypt is not only a travelogue, but also a valuable historical resource. Denon's reports provide valuable information about the social, cultural and archaeological aspects of Egypt during his visit. Written with eloquence and deep insight into Egypt's ancient past, this book serves as a timeless window into the fascinating world of Lower and Upper Egypt. This book is a must-read for history buffs, travel buffs, and anyone looking for an exciting journey through the land of the pharaohs and pyramids.
Dominique Vivant Denon was a French artist, writer, diplomat and archaeologist who lived from 1747 to 1825. He is best known for his important contributions to the field of art, especially as the first director of the Louvre in Paris. Denon served under Napoleon Bonaparte and played a significant role in arts policy during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. His most famous written work is "Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte". Denon's artistic ability and extensive knowledge of art history made him an influential figure in the cultural development of France.

Dimensions: 19” x 12” inches / 48 cm x 30 cm
Technique: Engraving
Date: 1809
Artist: Dominique Vivant
Place: London
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The work has wear and age-related discoloration, but is overall in good condition. Please check the condition of the image carefully and contact us if you have any questions. The reverse side is blank. This is an original print and not a modern reproduction. You can find many more vintage engravings and maps on the Dahlstromsfineart website.

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