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Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey
87. Fošah, 1842. pris de l'Ile
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)
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.