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Riffaut, Adolphe Pierre, 1821-1859 (Engraver)
Lerebours, N.-P. (Noël Paymal), 1807-1873

Excursions daguerriennes : vues et monuments les plus remarquables du globe.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: [1841]-1842
Place Term: Paris
Publisher: Chez Rittner et Goupil ; Lerebours ; Hr. Bossange
Date Issued: 1842
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents BIP+ (Excursions 1841) 99-130
Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
Pyramids -- Egypt -- Jîzah
Great Pyramid (Egypt)
Content : The plates are aquatints, engraved by Hürlimann, Salathé, Martens and others, after daguerreotypes by N.-P. Lerebours, F. Goupil and H. Vernet, and consist of views of landscapes and buildings, primarily in Paris, France, and Italy.

Content : Vol. 2 has half title only.

Content : Plates [39] and [53] of v. 1 were printed directly from the original daguerreotype plates using a process developed by H. Fizeau; cf. Goldschmidt & Naef.

Content : Text by P. de La Garenne, Fr. Goupil, P.G. Joly de Lotbinière, F. Goupil, L. Batissier, G. Deville, J. Janin, E. Jomard, and others.

Content : Consists of [112] leaves of plates (v. 1: [61] leaves; v. 2: [51] leaves), each accompanied by 2-5 p. of descriptive letterpress.

Content : Copies are known with up to 114 plates and an added leaf in v. 2 describing Fizeau's process; cf. Goldschmidt & Naef.

Content: Originally issued in parts ("livraisons"), each consisting of 4 plates and descriptive letterpress.
Type of Resource
Still image
Barcode : 33433062044445; 33433062044452
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b15368193
Photo Order : 34060
UUID: 4a3b2220-c60a-012f-539b-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1821: Creator Born
  • 1842: Issued
  • 1859: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. "Egypte. Pyramid of Cheops" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. [1841]-1842 - 1842. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-b6cb-d471-e040-e00a180654d7

Chicago/Turabian Format

George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. "Egypte. Pyramid of Cheops" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-b6cb-d471-e040-e00a180654d7

APA Format

George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. ([1841]-1842 - 1842). Egypte. Pyramid of Cheops Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-b6cb-d471-e040-e00a180654d7

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Egypte. Pyramid of Cheops