The Life and Correspondence of Henry Salt, Esq.: Volume 2: His Britannic Majesty's Late Consul General in Egypt - Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies (Paperback)
  • The Life and Correspondence of Henry Salt, Esq.: Volume 2: His Britannic Majesty's Late Consul General in Egypt - Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies (Paperback)
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The Life and Correspondence of Henry Salt, Esq.: Volume 2: His Britannic Majesty's Late Consul General in Egypt - Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies (Paperback)

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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 2 describes Salt's later career in Egypt, as a diplomat and especially as a pioneering archaeologist, as well as his negotiations over the future of his own spectacular collection of Egyptian artefacts.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108074681
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm

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