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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.

Memphis Et Environs, HeliopolisPlan des Ruines et de L'Enceinte de la Ville, Details de L'ObelisqueSize: 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'Egypt..
US$125.00
Esne (Latopolis)Face laterale de l'Interieur du PortiqueSize: 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 e..
US$150.00
Zoologie, PolypesCatenaires. Chlidonies. GemellairesSize: 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 ..
US$150.00
Edfou (Apollinopolis Magna)Frise sculptee sous la Galerie Nord , du Petit 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 ..
US$150.00
Memphis Et Environs, Pyramides De MemphisBas-Reliefs Sculptes dans les Tombeaux Situes a L'Est de la Seconde PyramideSize: 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 "Desc..
US$150.00
El kab (Elethyia)Bas-Reliefs de Plusieurs GrottesSize: 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 mad..
US$150.00
Ile de PhilSculptures de la Galerie de l'Est, Bas- Relief 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 t..
US$150.00
Denderah (Tentyris)Detail de la face laterale de l'Est le 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 containe..
US$150.00
Memphis Et Environs, Pyramides De MemphisBas-Reliefs Et Fragment D'Hieroglyphes Sculptes Dans Les Tombeaux Situes A L'Est De La Seconde PyramideSize: 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 stunn..
US$125.00
Denderah (Tentyris)Divers Bas-Reliefs Dessines Dans L'Appartement Du Zodiaque Et Dans Les TemplesSize: 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"..
US$125.00
Denderah (Tentyris)Costumes et bas-reliefs sculptes dans l'appartement du Zodiaque et sur les murs 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 "Descrip..
US$150.00
Esne (Latopolis)Bas-reliefs du PortiqueSize: 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$125.00
Ile de PhilaeDetails Des Chapiteaux 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 engravings e..
US$95.00
Basse EgypteVue d'une maison des environs de Rosette, Vue du Fort d'AbouqyrSize: 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 l..
US$125.00
Collections, Arts et metiersLa Faiseuse de Mottes a Bruler. Le ChamelierSize: 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$150.00
Ile de Elephantine et SyeneVue de L'Ile et des environs, Vue de Syene Vue d'un Rocher de Granit portant Les traces de L'ExploitationSize: 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$150.00
AlexandrieTours de L'Enceinte des Arabes, Situees Pres du Port Vieux. 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 ..
US$125.00
Collections, arts et metiersvVe de la roue a pots ou machine a arroserSize: 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$250.00
View Of The Birket-El-Fyl In A FloodVue de la place appellee Birket-el-Fyl, prise pendant l'inondationSize: 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$250.00
Basse egypteVues De Foueh Et De Trois Autres Villages Sur La Branche De RosetteSize: 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$150.00
AlexandrieVue du Port-Neuf prise du Rivage, Du Cote du Sud-EstSize: 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$125.00
El KVue de l'Interieur de la Grotte Principal, Vue d'une ancienne carriereSize: 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 la..
US$125.00
MinyehVue de la ville et de la chaine Arabique, prise du couchantSize: 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 eng..
US$150.00
Thebes, KarnakStatues de Granit Noir Trouvees dans L'Enceinte du sud, Vue du Colosse Place a l'entree de la salle Hypostyle 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 engravi..
US$195.00
Annelids
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches). Zoologie, Annelides Polynoes. Hesiones 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 Nap..
US$0.00
Annelids
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches). Zoologie, Annelides Euphrosynes. Pleiones. Aristenies 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 ma..
US$0.00
Bas reliefs of the western ruins and sculptures of the Grand Temple
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Ile De Phil1.2. Bas-Reliefs De L'Edifice Ruine De L'Ouest. 3 Sculpture 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 cont..
US$0.00
Bas-reliefs on the south gate at Karnak
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Thebes, KarnakCoupe de la porte 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 contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1798 ..
US$0.00
Blue Swimming Crab
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches). Zoologie, Crustaces Crabes-Nageurs 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 Napoleo..
US$0.00
Cleopatra's Needle and the Remains of a Roman Tower
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches).AlexandrieVue De L'obelisque Appelle Aiguille De Cleopatre Et De La Tour Dite Des Romains, Prise Du Sud-OuestDate: 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$0.00
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