A COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING BY F.L. NORDEN CA 1755
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The engraving is divided into three parts with different landscapes. (Figure 1. View of the Town of Rosetta; Figure 2. Rosetta Castle, a few leagues from the city, and located on the banks of the Nile; Figure 3. View of the Village of Deruth on the edge of the Nile). Numbered top right with XV. With handwritten pencil marks below. Frederic Louis Norden (1708-1742) traveled through Egypt in 1737-1738 at the request of the Danish king Christian VI. Norden took many notes and made drawings of everything that surrounded him, including people, monuments of the pharaohs, architecture, maps. All this was published in the posthumous "Travels in Egypt and Nubia". The work of Frederick Norden is one of the first attempts to fully investigate Egyptian culture and architecture.
Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 in., (49.5 x 35 cm.)