Jean-Baptiste Adanson

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Jean-Baptiste Adanson
1732-1804
Vues et antiquités d' Egypte
Black chalk, pen and black and brown inks, and watercolor, on paper.
Drawings: various dimensions; smallest, 5 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches (130 x 206 mm); largest, 20 7/16 x 38 inches (519 x 966 mm); portfolio: 32 x 21 1/4 inches (815 x 540 mm)
Gift of Mr. Paul Mellon.
1978.52:1-110
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Most subjects are identified by inscriptions in pen and black ink, with dates ranging from 1799 to 1784.
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Paul Mellon.
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Watermark: none.
One hundred drawings, six manuscript maps, one engraved portrait of the author, four notebooks.
Three of the notebooks are inscribed, "Observations sur l'Egypte; Mes Notes ou observations particulairessur les diverses revolutions survenues en Egypte pendant ma residence a Alexandrie"; and "Cahier des Hieroglyphes et pierre graves Egyptiennes et autres".

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