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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.

Collection D'AntiquesFigure en Pate de Porcelaine, en Bois Peint, en Basalte, Bas-Relief en Pierre, Asques en Terre, en BronzeSize: 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 f..
US$150.00
Thebes, Medynet-AbouBas-reliefs sculptes sur les murs 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 contained the largest engra..
US$125.00
Environs du KaireVue du vieux Kaire, Vue d'un santon ou tombeau de cheykh et de l'aqueduc 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..
US$150.00
Thebes, MemnoniumBas-reliefs du temple de l'ouest et d'une grotte voisineSize: 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 lar..
US$125.00
Thebes, Byban El MoloukBas-reliefs sculpt?s et peints dans les,tombeaux des rois a 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 ..
US$125.00
Thebes, Byban El MoloukPeintures du tombeaux, des rois a l'est. Bas-relief de l'entr?e du m?me tombeauSize: 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'Eg..
US$125.00
Denderah (tentyris)Detail de la frise de la fa?ade 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 foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained th..
US$125.00
Basse EgypteVues de beny-salameh et d'un puits sur la branche de rosette, vue d'omm-dynar prise du cote 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 "Descripti..
US$125.00
Bas-relief and paintings from various hypogeaVue D'Une Ancienne Carriere Appellee Establ Antar, Bas-Reliefs et Peintures De Divers HypogeesSize: 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 e..
US$150.00
Interior views of a house in Alexandria
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Vues Perspectives Interieures D'Une Maison ParticuliereSize: 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 ev..
US$125.00
Soldiers in a camel train and map of the area around Lake NatrounVue d'el Rahaouy, Pres Omm-Dynar, Prise du Cote de l'ouest, Carte topographique Lacs de NatrounSize: 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..
US$125.00
Views of the monasteries of St. Macaire and Anba-BichayPlan et Vue du Monastere St. Macaire, Anba-Bichay et du Sa'Yd ou des SyriensSize: 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..
US$125.00
Pour la carte topographique de l'EgypteSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent apart from water stain on the bottom margin.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engr..
US$250.00
Rosette et environs
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Felucca's in the Nile Delta with Palm treesVue de la Colline appellee Tell Abou Menna Et De Kafr El Geneyneh Dans Le DeltaSize: 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 ..
US$195.00
Syout (Lycopolis)
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View of the Mountain and Villa on the south east coast (scattered foxing)Vue de la Montagne Et Des Hypogees prise a L'Extremite de la Ville du Cote 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 with some scatt..
US$150.00
Temple of Erment (Hermonthis)
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View of the temple from the south eastVue du Temple Prise Au Sud-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 larges..
US$195.00
Map of the desert adjacent to the Red SeaCarte d'une partie des Deserts situes entre Syout et La Mer Rouge, Vue De Gebel Ghareb (Map of part of the Deserts located between Syut and the Red Sea, view of Gebel Ghareb)Size: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented..
US$195.00
Egypte moyeneVue d'un Village sur lases en Terre Cuite, Trouves a Thebes, Elephantine, Alexandrie, Denderah, Saqqarah, Antinoe Et Autres Endroit Rive Gauche du NilSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few fox..
US$150.00
AntinoeVue et Details de la Colonne D'Alexandre Severe. Fragment D'Une Statue D'AntinoSize: 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 cont..
US$195.00
Vues de Plusieurs Points de la Chaine Arabique, Vue de la Montagne des Oiseaux, et du Monastere de la PoulieSize: 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$125.00
Vue d'une Rue Conduisant au Port Vieux, Vue du Grand Bazar ou Marche 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 contained th..
US$150.00
Le Kaire (Citadelle)Vue interieure de la porte appelee Bab el GebelSize: 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 e..
US$250.00
Le KaireVue perspective de la porte appelee Bab el FoutouhSize: 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..
US$495.00
Le KaireVue Exterieure de la Mosquee de ToulounSize: 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$250.00
AlexandriePlans et Vues Interieures De Plusieurs Tours De L'Enceinte Des ArabesSize: 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 t..
US$125.00
View of the tombs of Cairo
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Le Kaire (Tombeaux)Vue perspective d'une partie de la ville des tombeauxSize: 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 larg..
US$250.00
Environs du KaireVue du port et de la Grande Mosquee de BoulaqSize: 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 larges..
US$250.00
Memphis Et Environs, AlexandrieVue Profils Et Details De La Grande Colonne Appelee Communement Colonne De PompeeSize: 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 "Descripti..
US$195.00
Memphis Et Environs1 Poignet D'Un Colosse A Memphis. 2 To 7 Plan, Coupe Et Details D'Un Tombeau De Momies D'Oiseaux A Saqqarah. 8 Vue Des Carrieres De Torrah. 9 Vue D'Un Mur AntiqueSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Ex..
US$150.00
Bas-reliefs from the interior and exterior of the temple
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Erment (Hermonthis)Bas-reliefs de l'interieur et de l'exterieur du 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 foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the lar..
US$150.00
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