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From Siena to Nubia : Alessandro Ricci in Egypt and Sudan, 1817-22 / translated and edited by Daniele Salvoldi.

Author/creator Ricci, Alessandro, 1792?-1834 author.
Other author/creatorSalvoldi, Daniele, 1982- editor, translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxxiii, 456 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 29 cm
Subject(s)
Summary A medical practitioner and draftsman, Alessandro Ricci was born in Siena, Italy, at the end of the eighteenth century. He traveled extensively throughout Egypt and Sudan between 1817 and 1822. During his stay, he worked as an epigraphist for Giovanni B. Belzoni in the tomb of Seti I and later entered into the service of British consul general Henry Salt and English explorer William John Bankes, on whose behalf he visited and documented Siwa (1820), Sinai (1820), and Nubia (1818-19 and 1821-22). Ricci also became the physician to Ibrahim Pasha's Upper Egypt expedition and achieved fame for daringly saving the life of Pasha during the military campaign that led to Egypt's conquest of Sudan in 1821-22. Upon his return to Italy, Ricci wrote a long account of all his journeys and reworked a series of ninety plates into striking form, yet failed to publish either. In 2009, Daniele Salvoldi identified a complete typewritten copy of Ricci's Travels in the National Archives of Egypt in Cairo. Drawings intended to accompany the text as plates were tracked down in different locations in Italy and the United Kingdom. This is the English-translated critical edition, with notes and introductory chapters, of Ricci's travel account.
General noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 433-446) and index.
LanguageTranslated from the Italian.
Genre/formHistory.
ISBN9789774168543 (hbk.)
ISBN9774168542 (hbk.)

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