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French Large Engraving of an Eagle by Savigny

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From the description de l'Egypte. J. Ces. Savigny, 1809-1813. The stipple engraving depicts the Imperial Eagle. This is Aquila heliaca or the Easter Imperial Eagle. It is the species whose image is used on the coins of the Ptolemies. The bird of prey was sometimes associated with Hathor from Histoire Naturelle birds - plate 12. The plate has in the top left N.H. Zoologie Oiseau par J. Ces Savigny (the image was created by Savigny). To the top right is Pl 12. The engraver's name Bouquet Snr. is found to bottom right. 'Description de l'Egypte', the seminal publication by the French government detailing the results of the Napoleon's pioneering military and scientific expedition to Egypt (1798-1801) and the first comprehensive illustrated description of ancient and modern Egypt.   

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1809-1813
  • Condition Details
    Excellent- Great strength of colour.
  • Dimensions
    H 32.75 in. x W 25.25 in. x D 1.25 in.H 83.19 cm x W 64.14 cm x D 3.18 cm
  • Seller Location
    Downingtown, PA
  • Seller Reference Number
    NY07284
  • Reference Number
    U1009118610155
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