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Number: 3818
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Port Said, Egypt, Suez Canal
Year of Origin: 1923
Title: Mediterranean Sea. Egypt, PORT SAID
Sub-Title: 234
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 97.4
Width: 65.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 12,500
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Frederick C. Learmonth
F. A. Reyne
Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 31.27
Southernmost Latitude: 31.26
Westernmost Longitude: 32.25
Easternmost Longitude: 32.35
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: Dasa Pahor, Alex Johnson source; Photozincograph in two colours, with some navigational details heightened in pinkdetail chart of Port Said Mediterranean entrance to Suez Canal; survey date 1920, published in 1923, revised 1928, 29,30, 31, 34,38, and here 1949--1950 including information supplied by the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez, the private enterprise that ran the canal....Importantly, it was the key chart available to the Allies during World War II, when the canal was Britain's only safe link to India and Australia. The present edition of the chart was issued in 1950, not long before the Suez Crisis (1956) that would drive the Western powers out of the Suez Canal zone, bringing the vital transport link under the control of Gamal Abdel Nasser?s nationalist regime. . This is a large, highly detailed chart of the northern entrance to the Suez Canal, featuring the city of Port Said. Based upon the finest Royal Navy surveys, it depicts what was perhaps the most important maritime nexus in the world. The seas, including line of the main channel, are charted in immense detail, with the European-style layout of Port Said occupying the eastern bank of the canal, with its elaborate harbour facilities and all key buildings and streets labelled on both sides of the Suez. References: Cf. (1941 ed.) OCLC: 932353563.
Last updated: Nov 16, 2020