ROSELLINI (IPPOLITO) I monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia. Disegnati dalla apedizione scientifico-letteraria Toscana in Egitto, 3 atlas vol. (without text volumes)
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ROSELLINI (IPPOLITO) I monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia. Disegnati dalla apedizione scientifico-letteraria Toscana in Egitto, 3 atlas vol. (without text volumes)
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ROSELLINI (IPPOLITO)
I monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia. Disegnati dalla apedizione scientifico-letteraria Toscana in Egitto, 3 atlas vol. (without text volumes), half-titles, 395 engraved plates (137 hand-coloured), occasional spotting (slightly heavier towards end of volume 3, 2 plates with crease not touching image), blindstamp in margin of titles, green half morocco gilt by J. Wright, g.e. [Gay 2218; Hilmy II, 182; not in Atabey or Blackmer], large folio (723 x 520mm.), Pisa, Nicolo Capurro, 1832-1844

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  • EXTREMELY RARE MONUMENTAL ATLAS VOLUMES to Rosellini's I Monumenti of 1832-44, based upon his findings during the 1828 expedition to Egypt (jointly financed by the Grand Duke of Tuscany and Charles X of France), undertaken with his mentor and friend, Jean François Champollion. The work is divided into Ancient, Civil and Religious monuments.
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