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Number: 4012
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Egypt, Nile Delta, Red Sea, Sinai, Suez
Year of Origin: 1798
Title: Mapa de Egypto llamado en el pais Missir
Language: Spanish
Publish Origin: Madrid
Height: 28.2
Width: 37.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 1,321,140
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Tomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca
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Northernmost Latitude: 31.55
Southernmost Latitude: 28.1
Westernmost Longitude: 29.0
Easternmost Longitude: 34.45
Measurement Notes: Modern Greenwich estimates
Notes: PENDING Ruderman source# (85684);Tomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802) was one of Spain's most prominent cartographers in the eighteenth century. He was born in Toledo but studied at the Colegio Imperial in Madrid, where he focused on mathematics, grammar, and rhetoric. Along with a small group of colleagues, in 1752 the Spanish government sent Lopez for training in Paris with the renowned geographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. When he returned to Spain he was named Geografo de los dominios de Su Magestad and put in charge of the geographic collections of Charles III. He published many maps, including his fascinating maps of the Americas, and a variety of geography manuals. Some of his most famous maps are of the Iberian Peninsula, part of his large project to create a majestic atlas of Spain. Unfinished in his lifetime, Lopez's children published the Atlas Geografico de Espana (Geographical Atlas of Spain) in 1804. It was republished in 1810 and 1830.
Last updated: Jun 23, 2022