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Number: 2576
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Egypt, Nile River
Year of Origin: 1805
Title: A New Map of EGYPT from the latest authorities
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 45.7
Width: 51.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 2,000,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: John Cary
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Northernmost Latitude: 31.6
Southernmost Latitude: 23.5
Westernmost Longitude: 25.1
Easternmost Longitude: 35.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: Ruderman; both identical editions dated 1805 and 1811 are stored in same sheeth; A striking example of this detailed map of Egypt, the Gulf of Suez, Red Sea and the Course of the Nile, with a large inset of the Nile Delta. Published by John Cary in London in 1805. It extends from Oasis Magna and Shek Haled to Arabaia Petraea. The map includes various trade routes, towns, islands, etc. The map extends to Alsuan or Suene, and includes a number of notes along the Nile. An excellent large format map from Cary's 'Universal Atlas'. John Cary (1754?1835) began his work as an engraver, cartographer, and globe maker in 1776 with his 'New and Correct English Atlas'. This important atlas represented a new phase in cartography where accuracy and detail rose in prominence over the decorative embellishments of the 18th century His cartographic work particularly inspired the Edinburgh school of cartography as represented by John Pinkerton and John Thomson. Cary's work was carried on by his sons and other well-known cartographers including James Wyld, John Tallis & Company, and Crutchley
Last updated: Jun 21, 2017