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Number: 1835
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Egypt, Suez Canal, Cairo, Port Said, Sinai
Year of Origin: 1866
Title: Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez - Carte de l'Isthme
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 102.7
Width: 76.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 200,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Voisin
Engraver: Lemercier
Publisher: The Universal Suez Ship Canal Company
Other Contributors: A. Corion
H. Dorlin
Northernmost Latitude: 31.6
Southernmost Latitude: 29.9
Westernmost Longitude: 31.2
Easternmost Longitude: 32.5
Measurement Notes: Paris prime on map, converted to modern Greewich prime
Notes: Griggs; issued by the Universal Suez Ship Canal Company, the French corporation that constructed the Suez Canal between 1859 and 1869. The map covers the eastern Nile delta in great detail with the canal route traced in a bold red line between Port-Said to Suez. Several insets include profiles, geology and plans of Port-Said, Ismailia, and Suez. Dissected and linen-backed with a paper stationer's label on verso. [scale engraved in legend of map]
Last updated: Dec 11, 2016