Maisons ordinaires des Arabes ou plutôt leurs Colombiers lesquels donnent une idée...

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

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Attractive copper engraved view of the Architecture of Arab Villages in Egypt during beginning of the 18th century.

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CartographerFrederick Louis Norden
TitleMaisons ordinaires des Arabes ou plutôt leurs Colombiers lesquels donnent une idée générale de leur Architecture.
Publisher, YearDidot l'ainé, Paris, 1795
Plate Size17.8 x 27.1 cm (7.0 x 10.7 inches)
Sheet Size21.0 x 29.0 cm (8.3 x 11.4 inches)
Volumevolume 2 (plate 70)

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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Frederick Louis Norden: Maisons ordinaires des Arabes ou plutôt leurs Colombiers lesquels donnent une idée générale de leur Architecture..
Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Arab Architecture, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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