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Journal de l'expédition des Portes de Fer

Illustrated by Auguste Marie Raffet (French, 1804–1860), Illustrated by Adrien Dauzats (French, 1804–1868), Illustrated by Alexandre Gabriel Decamps (French, 1803–1860), Engraved by E. Bernard (French, active in 1840s), Engraved by Louis Henri Brévière (French, 1797–1869), Engraved by César Auguste Hébert (French, active 1839–1851), Engraved by (Alfred, Adèle, and Aglaé) Laisné (French, active 1835–1868), Engraved by Hippolyte Lavoignat (French, active 1835–1865), Engraved by Adrien (Jacques Adrien) Lavieille (French, 1818–1862), Engraved by Emile Montigneul (French, active 1840s), Engraved by Pauquinon (French, 19th century), Engraved by Antoine Alphée Piaud (French, active 1837–1866), Engraved by Héliodore Joseph Pisan (French, 1822–1890), Engraved by A. Pollet (French, 19th century), Engraved by Henri Désiré Porret (French, 1800–1867), Engraved by Pierre Verdeil (French, born in 1812), Author Charles Nodier (French, 1780–1844), Printer Imprimerie Royale

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 434-37; Brivois, pp. 306-07; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 235


Overall: 28.9 x 20 x 5 cm (11 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1844) Octavo; [2 ff.] xvi, 329 pp., plus 40 plates and folding map; original tan paper boards, gilt-stamped red morocco spine label.

Illustrations of French military campaigns in Algeria.

Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1844


Unidentified collector's stamp of initials "ES" on upper pastedown; acquired (from Lefrançois?) in Paris in 1926, by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent