Auction 443 / Lot n° 63

GAU, Franz Christian (1790-1853) - Antiquités de la Nubie, ou Monumens inédits des bords du Nil, situés entre la première et la seconde cataracte. Stuttgart and Paris: Aux frais de la Librairie de J. G. Cotta e Firmin Didot, 1822. Unique edition of this fundamental work for the first explorations of the Nubian Region. 2 parts in one volume, elephant folio (690 x 550mm). Half-title, title, 64 plates with captions in German and French numbered 1-64, of which 5 in colour, and 14 plates numbered I-XIV with reproductions of epigraphic inscriptions in different languages, 13 vignettes of which 2 in colour to the explanatory leaves of the 64 plates (browning and widespread spotting in the whole volume, plate XI browned). Full cloth with title on spine (rubbed).

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 1,000 - 1,500€

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