Louis Maurice Adolphe Linant de Bellefonds' travels in Nubia and Sudan 1818 - 1827
As a young naval officer who arrived in Egypt in 1817 with the Count of Forbin, Louis Maurice Adolphe Linant de Bellefonds (1798-1883) decided to stay in this country where he would spend the rest of his life.
A beautiful travel book drawn from unpublished notebooks, rich in maps and drawings of ancient ruins, this work invites the reader to discover Nubia and Sudan with one of their first explorers, whose exhaustive and precise eye nourishes his drawings as well as his descriptions. By comparing his writings with his drawings, this publication reveals to the public the Linant de Bellefonds archives kept in the Louvre.
536 pages / 400 illustrations
Éditions Mare & Martin / Louvre éditions