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Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey 
87. Fošah, 1842. pris de l'Ile 
1842 
  
Daguerreotype 
3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in (9.5 x 24 cm) 
  
Christie's - New York 
Christies - NY (Sale: 2396, Lot: 40 - Oct 7, 2010 - A Historic Photographic Grand Tour: Important Daguerreotypes by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey) 
  
 
LL/39314 
  
Titled, dated and numbered in ink on a label (affixed to verso).
 
One of only two similar studies in the archive, Fuwa is today a peninsula city on the widest section of the Rosetta branch of the Nile.
 
This stunning panorama epitomises the exotic appeal of the Egyptian landscape. Girault de Prangey captured this scene at a transitional time for the Middle East, which was fast becoming a significant centre for world trade. 
 

 
  
 
  
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