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The engravings made for Napoléon about his expedition to Egypt are some of the magnificent ever made.
In 1798 Napoleon launched an expedition to sieze Egypt. It included some of Frances finest. It had 35,000 soldiers, 160 scholars, 2000 artists and 400 engravers. Celebrated artists such as Jacques Barraband, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire were involved.
Their task was to record all aspects of Egypt. This included places, ancient monuments and the flora and fauna. It was the first major study of a land almost unknown to Europeans. They discovered the Valley of the Kings. They found the Rosetta stone, which enabled scholars to decode hieroglyphics.
They created 16 volumes of massive engravings, titled "Description de l’Egypte". They were the largest engravings ever made. The first volumes were presented to Napoleon in 1808. The low number of sets made (~1000), its extremely high price and huge size made the work accessible only to society's elite. Even today, it's likely only major state museums and libraries own complete sets. In 2016, Sothebys of London sold a set for GBP 320,750 (US $442,000).
We were very fortunate to aquire an almost complete set. We seized our opportunity when the art market stalled due to the financial crisis of 2008.
Here is your opportunity to own one of these rare, beautiful and important antique engravings.

Le KaireVue de la Mosquve de Soultan HasanSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1..
US$250.00
Le Kaire (Tombeaux)Vue De La Ville Des Tombeaux, Prise De La CitadelleSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the larges..
US$195.00
Eryx de la Thebaide, Eryx du Delta, Vipere CerasteSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent with some scattered foxing.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings..
US$300.00
Anolis Marbre, Agame Ponctue, Agame Varioable, Gecko Lobe, Gecko AnnulaireSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent with some scattered foxing.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which containe..
US$300.00
Collectons, Costumes et portraitsLe Chaudronnier, Le ForgeronSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravi..
US$150.00
Says Ou Palefrenier, Femme du PeupleSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent with some scattered foxing.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In..
US$150.00
Collectons, Costumes et portraitsL'Emier Haggy, Habitans de l'Oasis et du Mont Sinaï, Le Cheykh Sadat, Le Joueur De Violon,Habitant De DamasSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning ..
US$250.00
Collections, Costumes et portraitsCostumes Militaires, Janissaire, Beys, Mamlouks, Arabes, Cheykhs, Femmes dans le Harem, Mariee, Ecrivain Copte.Size: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent with some scattered foxing.T..
US$150.00
Vue de Senhour et du Lac du Fayoum, Tombeau et Minaret a Beny-Soueyf, Minaret a BouchSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which conta..
US$125.00
Vases, meubles et instrumentsTentes de MamloukSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. ..
US$125.00
Thebes, Byban el Molouk Divers sieges et Fauteuils peints dans le Tombeau des Rois a L'Est.Size: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which..
US$150.00
Collectons, Costumes et portraitsEnfant d'Alexandrie, Eveque d'Abyssine, Femme Franque, Agha du Kaire,Cheykh du Kaire, Drogman de Mourad BeySize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning ..
US$150.00
Collection d'antiquesVases en Terre Cuite, Trouves a Thebes, Elephantine, Alexandrie, Denderah, Saqqarah, Antinoe et Autres EndroitsSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engravin..
US$195.00
Vue, Plans Ets Coupes du Mouline a SucreSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 179..
US$150.00
Thebes, MemnoniumDetails des Chapiteaux de la salle Hypostyle, D'Un Pilier-Caryatide et de L'Entablement du Peristyle du Tombeau D'OsymandyasSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning..
US$250.00
Collection D'Antiques1.2.3 Figures En Bronze. 4.5 Figure En Basalte. 6 Figure En Terre Cuite EmailleeSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egy..
US$150.00
Collection D'antiquesFigures en bronze, figures en pierre schisteuse et en serpentine,figures en terre cuiteSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description d..
US$150.00
Collection d'antiquesFigure en bronze, Figure en serpentineSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engraving..
US$150.00
Collection d'antiquesGroupe En BasalteSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1798 ..
US$150.00
Thebes, Tombeaux des roisIdoles et fragmens en Bois de Sycomore Peints de diverses couleursSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which..
US$150.00
Thebes, KarnakBas-reliefs sculpte dans l'une des salles laterales du petit temple du sudSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which co..
US$125.00
Thebes, KarnakHarnachement D'Un Cheval. 2 Combat Sculpte sur les Murs exterieurs du PalaisSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which ..
US$150.00
Collection d'antiquesFigures en Bronze, en Serpentine en Terre CuiteSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest ..
US$150.00
Thebes, MemnoniumBas-reliefs sculptes dans la salle hypostyle et sur le premier pylone du tombeau d'osymandyasSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description..
US$150.00
Syout (Lycopolis)Bas-Reliefs recueillis dans la salle du fond de L'Hypogee PrincipalSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contai..
US$150.00
Collection d'antiquesLampes En Bronze, Pierres GraveesSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings eve..
US$125.00
Collection D'AntiquesGroupe en Bastle Apporte des Oasis, en Pierre Ollaire, Masques en Bois, Enveloppes de MomiesSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Descript..
US$150.00
Denderah (tentyris) Bas-reliefs de l'appartement du zodiaque. details du grand temple et de la porte du nord. couronnement de la porte du portique du grand templeSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few fo..
US$125.00
Ile de PhilBas-reliefs sculptes sous la galerie du temple de l'ouestSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest ..
US$125.00
Denderah (tentyris)Bas-reliefs du grand temple, de la porte du nord, et de l'enceinte de l'estSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" wh..
US$125.00
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