Vue de la Pyramide de Meduun et de ses Environs

Frederick Louis Norden (*1708 - 1742)
Antique town view of the Pyramid of Snefru, Meidum, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

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Description

Large decorative copper engraved view of the River Nile with the Pyramid of Snefru in Meidum. After Marcus Tuscher (1705-1751).

Details

CartographerFrederick Louis Norden
TitleVue de la Pyramide de Meduun et de ses Environs
Publisher, YearDidot, Paris, 1795
Plate Size14.8 x 48.3 cm (5.8 x 19.0 inches)
Sheet Size22.0 x 54.0 cm (8.7 x 21.3 inches)

Condition

Two vertical folds, very good copy.

Cartographer

Frederick Louis Norden, an eminent Danish traveller, was born 1708 in Gluckstadt, Holstein. He was a volunteer in the British fleet under Sir John Norris in the Mediterranean, having been previously sent by the king of Denmark to Egypt, to make drawings and observations of the ancient monuments of that country. These he executed with great fidelity, and his Travels in Egypt and Nubia. with plates, were splendidly printed in 3 vols. folio. Being elected a member of the Royal Society of London, he presented to that learned body his drawings of ruins and colossal statues at Thebes, of which he also published a memoir. Died, 1742. (Maunder, S. The biographical treasury. New ed. 1870.)

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Antique town view of the Pyramid of Snefru, Meidum, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

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