Carte particuliere des Ruines d'une partie de Thebes.

Frederick Louis Norden (*1708 - 1742)
Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Pyramides, Thebes, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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Description

Copper engraved map of the ruines of Thebes in Egypt at the River Nile. Engraved after Marcus Tuscher (1705-1751).

Details

CartographerFrederick Louis Norden
TitleCarte particuliere des Ruines d'une partie de Thebes.
Publisher, YearDidot l'ainé, Paris, 1795
Plate Size27.0 x 32.0 cm (10.6 x 12.6 inches)
Sheet Size29.0 x 45.0 cm (11.4 x 17.7 inches)
Volumevolume 2 (plate 63)

Condition

Fine condition, good visible plate mark.

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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