Bats of Egypt 1Tapien Perfore, 2 Roussette D'Egypte by Geoffrey St. HilaireMatted print size 25 by 31 inches. Image size 19 by 24 inches. Foxing on lower half, small margin tear. Crease across center. The engravings made for Napoleon about his expedition to Egypt are some of the magnificent ever made. In 1798 Napoleon launched an expedition to sieze Egypt. It included some of Frances finest. It had 35,000 soldiers, 160 scholars, 2000 artists and 400 engravers. Celebrated artists such as Jacques Barraband, Pierre-Joseph Redoute and Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire were involved. Their task was to record all aspects of Egypt. This included places, ancient monuments and the flora and fauna. It was the first major study of a land almost unknown to Europeans.