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Number: 3706
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Egypt, Alexandria, Cairo, Suez, Natron, Nitron, Lake Caroon, Nile River Delta,
Year of Origin: 1801
Title: A New Plan of Egypt. Shewing the Entrances to the Nile, etc. Drawn from the latest Authorities by W. Heather.
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 62.5
Width: 91.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 560,606
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: William Heather
Engraver: J. Stephenson
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 32.15
Southernmost Latitude: 29.0
Westernmost Longitude: 29.5
Easternmost Longitude: 34.7
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: [source ALTHEA] London, 1801, large detailed map of Nile Delta; original folds reinforced. Separately published chart of the Nile delta issued at a time the British were helping the Ottomans drive the Napoleon Bonaparte's army from the country. Originally published in 1798, this example has been updated to refer to General Abercrombie's victory at the Battle of Alexandria on 21st March 1801, only two months before this state was published (20th May). Although Heather records the sites of historical, biblical and recent events such as the French army's routes across Egypt, his main interest, being primarily a chart maker, is the navigability of the Nile, especially at the numerous entrances. He also notes the route of an ancient canal, highlighting the interest in creating a shipping route from the Mediterranean to Suez.
Last updated: Jun 23, 2020