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Number: 2019
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Siwa, Syouah, Libya, Egypt
Year of Origin: 1822
Title: CARTE DE L' OASIS DE SYOUAH et des Routes qui y conduisent, comprenant la Cote de la Mediterranee entre l"Egypte et Salloum et la position de la Petite Oasis
Sub-Title: Dressee d'apres L' Itineraire de Mr. Drovetti, et d'apres les relations et les observations des Voyageurs les plus recens
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 23.8
Width: 38.6
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 1,521,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: M. Jomard
Publisher: De L'Imprimerie De Rignoux
Other Contributors: Frederic Cailliaud
Bernardo M. le Chevalier Drovetti
Northernmost Latitude: 31.6
Southernmost Latitude: 28.4
Westernmost Longitude: 25.0
Easternmost Longitude: 31.0
Measurement Notes: Original prime meridian Paris, converted in database to modern Greenwich prime; [the current coordinates of Siwa = 29.18 N; 25.5 E]
Notes: bound in folio book # [North Africa]; very important work on Siwa and at the same time the only source on Drovetti's research in the oasis. [a particularly rare book] - In September 1819, Cailliaud travelled from Fayun westward to Siwa, where he carried out important research which was the foundation of the scientific discovery and exploration of Siwa oasis. In 1820 Bernardino Drovetti arrrived in Siwa together with Mehmed Ali's expedition. Accompanied by 2 draftsmen and protected by the Egyptian troups, Drovetti was able to explore the oasis and to have plans and views drawn. Thus he managed to supplement the picture Cailliaud had given of Siwa. He was also the first European to visit the village of Agharmi. Drovetti's and Cailliaud's reports were sent to Jomard who edited and published them. Henze I, 474/475 (Cailliaud) and II, 97/98 (Drovetti), Ibrahim Hilmy 113; not in Blackmer. Eigl; [scale measured on 1 degree of latitude]
Last updated: Nov 30, 2010