A mid-19th century map of ancient Egypt.
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Fascination with the pyramids and pharaohs of ancient Egypt is not confined to the modern day, and Egyptology has a long history dating back centuries. This map of the region was engraved by J. & C. Walker and published in London in 1852 by Charles Knight. It was originally published on behalf of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, but Knight (the printer) purchased the plates once the organization shuttered its doors in 1846.
The image, which was overseen by G. Long, a professor of Greek at London University, cites a number of classical sources and shows the geography of Egypt as it existed about 2,000 years ago. Locations reflect their ancient place names and a number of annotations provide additional contextual information on trade routes, natural features, and more. While the Great Pyramids are definitively located near Memphis, question marks at other place names indicate uncertainty in the historical record.
Publication Date: 1852
Author: Charles Knight
Sheet Width (in): 13.9
Sheet Height (in): 16.9
Condition Description: Slightly toned around the outer edges, consistent with age, but otherwise in near fine condition. Highlighted with attractive hand color.
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