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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.

Collosi of Memnon
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches).Thebes, MemnoniumDetails Du Colosse Du SudDate: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Very good. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1798 N..
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Crabs
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches).Zoologie, Crustaces Crabes Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Water stain on bottom margin.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1798 Napoleon commiss..
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Fresh Water Crabs
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches).Zoologie, Crustaces Crabes-Alesides. Potamons Ou Crabes-Fluviatiles 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..
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Ile de Philae
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View of the second Pylon (scattered foxing)Vue Perspective du Second Pylone et de La Cour Qui le PrecedeSize: 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 "Descripti..
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Interior Courtyard of the house of Hasan Kachef
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Le KaireVue interieure de l'une des coupes de la Maison D'Hasan KachefSize: 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..
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Sea Urchins
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches).Zoologie, Echinodermes Oursins 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 Napoleon com..
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Shells
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71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches).Zoologie, Coquilles Psammobies. Lucines. Tellines. Donaces. Venus 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..
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Six figures carved from granite found in the Palace Gallery
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Thebes, KarnakVues d'un bloc en grant orne de six figures, trouve pres de la Galerie du PalaisSize: 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'Eg..
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Starry Ceiling In The West Temple
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Thebes, MemnoniumVue Perspective Interieure Coloriee 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 lar..
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Stringed musical instruments
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Vases, meubles et instrumentsInstruments orientaux a corde connus en EgypteSize: 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..
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Temple on the east coast
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AntaeopolisVue du Temple, Prise 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. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever ma..
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The Colossus near the entrance Hall to the Palace of Hypostyle
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Thebes, KarnakVue D'Un 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 engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained t..
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View of a Temple
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Achmouneyn (Hermopolis magna)Vue Du Portique Prise du Cote du MidiSize: 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 en..
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View of the Grand Temple
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OmbosVue 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 with some scattered foxing.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1798 Napole..
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View of the portico of the theatre
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AntinoeVue Du Portique Du TheatreSize: 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 Napol..
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View of the ruins at Apollinopolis Magna
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Edfou (Apollinopolis Magna)Vue generaleSize: 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..
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View of the Temple
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AntaeopolisVue Perspective 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 largest engravings ever made. In 1798 Na..
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View of the West Temple and other buildings
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Ile de PhilaeVue Perspective Du Temple De L'Ouest Et De Plusieurs Autres EdificesSize: 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..
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