Les deux Colosses bien en particulier / Vue du Portail principal des Antiquites de Luxxor.

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

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Copperengraving of the entrance of the Luxor Temple of Amenhotep III with the two obelisks (one can be found today on Place de la Concorde in Paris) and the Ramesses II Colossus.

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CartographerFrederick Louis Norden
TitleLes deux Colosses bien en particulier / Vue du Portail principal des Antiquites de Luxxor.
Publisher, YearDidot, Paris, 1795
Plate Size25.3 x 14.5 cm (10.0 x 5.7 inches)
Sheet Size29.0 x 21.0 cm (11.4 x 8.3 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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Frederick Louis Norden: Les deux Colosses bien en particulier / Vue du Portail principal des Antiquites de Luxxor..
Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Ramsses, Obelisk, Luxor Temple, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

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