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Description de l'Égypte, ou, Recueil de observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'éxpédition de l'armée française / publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'empereur Napoléon le Grand.

Author/Creator:
France. Commission des sciences et arts d'Égypte.
Publication:
A Paris : De l'Imprimerie impériale, 1809-1828.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
21 v. : ill. (some col.) (some fold.), maps, port., plans, music ; 42-110 cm.
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Subjects:
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- Civilization.
Scientific expeditions.
Natural history -- Egypt.
Music -- Egypt -- History and criticism.
Place of Publication:
France Paris.
Language:
In French with transcriptions in Greek, Latin, and Arabic.
Contents:
[Vol. 1] Antiquités, Descriptions, tome 1 (1809)
[v.2] Antiquités, Descriptions, tome 2 (1818)
[v.3] Antiquités, Mémoires, tome 1 (1809) (15 plates)
[v.4] Antiquités, Mémoires, tome 2 (1818) (22 plates)
[v.5] État Moderne, tome 1 (1809)
[v.6] État Moderne, tome 2 (1813) (1 plate)
[v.7] État Moderne, tome 2, pt. 2 (1822) (4 plates)
[v.8] Histoire Naturelle, tome 1 (1809)
[v.9] Histoire Naturelle, tome 2 (1812) (1 plate)
[v.10] Préface Historique, Avertissement, Explication des planches
[v.11] Carte Topographique de l'Égypte (48 plates)
[v.12] Antiquités, Planches, tome 1 (1809) (97 plates)
[v.13] Antiquités, Planches, tome 2 (1812) (92 plates)
[v.14] Antiquités, Planches, tome 3 (1812) (69 plates)
[v.15] Antiquités, Planches, tome 4 (1817) (72 plates)
[v.16] Antiquités, Planches, tome 5 (1822) (89 plates)
[v.17] État Moderne, Planches, tome 1 (1809) (84 plates)
[v.18] État Moderne, Planches, tome 2 (1817) (86 plates)
[v.19] Histoire Naturelle, Planches, tome 1 (1809) (62 plates)
[v.20] Histoire naturelle, Planches, t.2 (1817) (105 plates)
[v.21] Histoire Naturelle, Planches, t.3 (1826) (77 plates).
Notes:
Much of the work drawn from material assembled by members of the "Institut d'Égypte". Publication supervised by a "Commission des sciences et arts d'Égypte" appointed by the Ministère de l'Interieur.
Edited by E.F. Jomard; historical preface by J.B.J. Fourier. Cf. Brit. Mus. Cat. under Egypt.
Vols. published 1817-1828, have imprint: de l'Imprimerie Royale.
With half-title.
Vol. 10 without t.p., only with half-title and caption.
The text was issued in "livraisons" in 9 small Folio vols. (42 x 27 cm.) and 1 large Folio vol. (72 x 55 cm., containing the "Préface historique" and the Explication des planches"); 894 plates were issued in 10 large Folio volumes (72 x55 cm.) and 1 extra-large folio vol. (11- x 74 cm., containing the "Carte topographique"); 36 other plates were issued with the text "livraisons".
"A bibliographical account and collation of La description de l'Égypte", prepared for the Library of the London Institution in 1838 provides a summary of the contents and plates of this work together with an historical memoir.
Local notes:
RBC copy has "Explication des planches" bound in the vols. with the plates to which they refer.
RBC copy bound in 23 vols.: the largest plates from vols. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 have been extracted from their original volumes and been bound in two separate volumes (vols. [22] and [23]) housed in Dietrich Flat Shelving. RBC copy vols. 10 and 12-21 shelved among Library of Congress Portfolios.
RBC copy imperfect: [v.3] wanting 1 plate; [v.12] wanting 3 plates (frontispiece, and plates nos. 16 and 18); [v.13] wanting 8 plates (nos. 21, 22, 37, 58, 59, 87, 89, 90 and 91), and plates at end of the vol. bound in the reverse order as folow: 88, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, 80, 76, 57, 56, 55; [v.14] half-title and 2 plates (no. 34 and 42) wanting; [v.15] wanting plates no. 12 and 30; [v.16] wanting plates no. 3 and 11; [v.19] wanting 12 plates ("Mammiferes" no.6, "Oiseaux" no. 1-5, 7, 10-13, and "Reptiles" no. 3); [v.20] 1 plate wanting (Echinodermes no. 6); [v.21] wanting plates no. 60 and 61.
RBC copy: [v.22] plate no. 2 torn with a cut in the center, with no loss of image.
Penn Chronology:
1809-1828
Contributor:
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
Jomard, M. (Edme-François), 1777-1862.
Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph, baron, 1768-1830.
France. Armée. Armée d'Orient (1798-1801)
OCLC:
2760413