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Description:This fine original antique French Atlas, Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie, travels to Egypt and Nubia by the Dane, Captain Frederick Louis Norden was translated from the English by M Henry & M Breton and published by V Lepetit. Paris in 1817 - dated. This atlas contains 1 map of Egypt, Nubia & the Course of the Nile plus 22 copper-plate engraved prints of city views, pyramids and ruins of Egypt, as listed below. The atlas covers have been removed with front title page partially detached & damaged. Pages are generally clean, with some age toning, overall VG. Size 8vo, each page size is 7in x 5in (180mm x 125mm) 1. Cours du Nil Depuis le Sennaar 2. Vue de Ville d Alexandrie.... 3. Vue de la Ville et du Port Neuf d Alexandrie.... 4. Vue de la Vieille Alexandrie 5. A: Chateau d Aboukir B: Vue de cote de l Orient meridional C: Plan du Chateau vec son port 6. Fig1: Vue de la villede Rosette Fig 2: Chateau de Rosette Fig 3: Vue du village de Deruth 7. Perspective du Vieux Caire 8. Vue du vieux Caire et d'une Pyramide dans le lointain 9. Vue de la ville de Gize ci-devant Memphis.... 10. Coupe du Mokian 11. Plan de l ile de Rodda 12. Village de Dair Etun 13. Vue des Pyramides proche du Caire 14. Vue des Pyramides de Memphis 15. Maisons ordinaires des Arabec 16. Ruines di Palais de Memmon 17. Portail antique plien de Hieroglyphes en couleur et ... 18. Ancien Temple au milieu de la ville d Esnay 19. Deux coupes sur la longueur des superbes..Ruines du temple d Tsia 20. Fig 1: Les Deux Colosses en particular Fig 2: Portail principal des antiquities de Luxor 21. Statues colossales et Ruines du Palais de Memnon 22. Vue des Tombeaux pres d Essouan 23. Maniere de Battre les ris et de porter lEau en Egypte
Frederick Norden sailed to Egypt in 1737-38 to survey the architecture, agriculture, and other curiosities of the country. He was the first European to penetrate as far as Derr in Nubia, and produced the first coherent maps of the country. Seventeen years later, long after Norden’s death, his maps and drawings were published by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, under order of Frederick V of Denmark, as Voyage d’Egypte et de Nubie (1755). Two years later, the physician and naturalist Peter Templeman completed an English translation, which was published in two folio volumes.
Frederic Louis Norden (1708 –1742) was a Danish naval captain and explorer. Also known as Frederick, Frederik, Friderick, Ludwig, Ludvig and Lewis, the name used on the first publication of his famous Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie (Copenhagen, 1755) is Frederic Louis Norden. His name is often shortened F. L. Norden. Norden made a voyage through Egypt all the way down to Sudan in 1737–1738, on the request of King Christian VI of Denmark. Norden made abundant notes, observations and drawings of everything around him, including people, pharaonic monuments, architecture, installations, maps etc., all of which was published in the posthumous Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie. On 8 January 1741 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, where his name was registered as Frederic Lewis Norden.
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy, stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Atlas size: - 8vo Imperfections: Margins: - Age toning Plate area: - Age toning Verso: - Age toning