The Life and Correspondence of Henry Salt, Esq.: Volume 1: His Britannic Majesty's Late Consul General in Egypt - Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies (Paperback)John James Halls (author)
Paperback 526 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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The traveller and antiquary Henry Salt (1780-1827) hoped to become a portrait painter, but recognised his own limitations, and instead entered the employment of Viscount Valentia, embarking with him on an eastern tour in 1802. In 1805, Valentia sent him on a mission to improve relations with the rulers of Abyssinia. After a second expedition, this time on behalf of the British government, in which he made observations and collections of the local flora and fauna, he was appointed consul-general to Egypt, and in his spare time carried out excavations at Thebes and Abu Simbel. This two-volume work was published in 1834 by Salt's close friend, the painter J. J. Halls (1776-1853). Volume 1 tells the story of Salt's early life and his career up to the famous removal of the colossal statue of Ramesses II ('Ozymandias') from Thebes to the British Museum in 1816.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 526
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
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