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Tableau Synoptique des Constellations Semblables dans les Differens Planispheres

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: print
Maker: unknown
Place made: France
Date made: 1790-1809
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 9 in x 31 in
Nomenclature: astronomical
Classification: whales

Long folding plate in outline from the Description de l'Egypte. Antiquités, Mémoires. Vol. I Recherches sur les Bas-Reliefs Astronomiques des Egyptiens. Planche A. The Description de l'Egypte was a series of widely popular publications that detailed a comprehensive record of Egypt. When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought with him an entourage of more than 160 scholars and scientists. Known as the French Commission on the Sciences and Arts of Egypt, these experts undertook an extensive survey of the country's archeology, topography, and natural history. The information gleaned from those efforts filled the Description de l'Egypte.