Coupe et Profil de magnifiques batiments de Luxxor

Frederick Louis Norden (*1708 - 1742)
Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Amenhotep III, Luxor, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

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Description

Front and side copper engraved view of the Luxor Temple of Amenhotep III with the obelisks and the Ramesses II Colossus.

Details

CartographerFrederick Louis Norden
TitleCoupe et Profil de magnifiques batiments de Luxxor
Publisher, YearDidot, Paris, 1795
Plate Size16.5 x 24.0 cm (6.5 x 9.4 inches)
Sheet Size21.3 x 29.0 cm (8.4 x 11.4 inches)

Condition

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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Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Amenhotep III, Luxor, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

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