Leake, William Martin

1818

Course of the Nile

Course of the Nile

DESCRIPTION: Very large and detailed fascinating map of the Nile river from 1818. Rolled, and NOT dissected. Clean, bright, and strong. Two sheets joined. Published by Aaron Arrowsmith "Hydrographer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales." Dated at bottom to 1818.

This hand-colored, original map "Course of the Nile" was produced by William Martin Leake, a leading British authority on the region. In 1802, Leake and others were employed to make a general survey of Egypt. Leake's chart was published in 1818 after his retirement, incorporating additional material from Bryce and others. The map provides extensive information on the Nile, archaeological sites, the Sea of Suez, roads and railways. Numerous annotations are included about the areas extensive history and its inhabitants. Note: The Suez Canal is not included in this chart because that waterway was not completed until 1869, more than 50 years after this map was published.

CREATOR: Leake, William Martin

PUBLICATION DATE: 1818

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Egypt

BODY OF WATER: Nile River

CONDITION: Very good.  Exceptional condition. Two sheets joined. Exceptionally clean A few chips to the edges but well away from the image.

COLORING: Attractive contemporary hand-coloring.

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SIZE: 29 " x 50 "

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PRICE: $1850


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