Ruines du Palais de Memnon toutes chargées d'hieroglyphes.

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

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Copper engraved view of the Hieroglyphs at the Palace of Memnon close to Carnac and Luxxor in Egypt. Engraved after Marcus Tuscher (1705-1751).

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CartographerFrederick Louis Norden
TitleRuines du Palais de Memnon toutes chargées d'hieroglyphes.
Publisher, YearDidot l'ainé, Paris, 1795
Plate Size17.5 x 27.0 cm (6.9 x 10.6 inches)
Sheet Size21.0 x 29.0 cm (8.3 x 11.4 inches)
Volumevolume 2 (plate 112)

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: Ruines du Palais de Memnon toutes chargées d'hieroglyphes..
Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Egypt, Hieroglyphs, Palace of Memnon. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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