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Number: 3744
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Alexandria, Egypt
Year of Origin: 1809
Title: E.M. Vol. II. ALEXANDRIE. Plan General Des Deux Ports De La Ville Moderne Et De La Ville De Arabes
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 53.8
Width: 87.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 10,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Capitaine Cordier
Engraver:
Publisher: Les Ingenieurs de l'Armee d'Orient
Other Contributors: Napoleon Bonaparte, [Buonaparte]
Northernmost Latitude: 31.21
Southernmost Latitude: 31.19
Westernmost Longitude: 29.89
Easternmost Longitude: 29.91
Measurement Notes: modern estimate
Notes: [source Alexandre] A superb map of the Egyptian city of Alexandria during the late 18th century and early 19th century. It shows in great detail; geographical data, current and tidal figures, roadways, important buildings, walls, and park areas. Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, he was accompanied by more than 160 researchers and scientists. Known as the Commission of Science and Art in Egypt, this group of academics undertook an extensive study of archeology, topography, and natural history. In 1802 Napoleon authorized the publication of the results of the Commission in a monumental multi-volume work that included plates, maps, scientific testing and a detailed index. Publication of the original Imperial edition began in 1809.
Last updated: Jul 24, 2020