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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.60
Object Name Map
Description Jean Baptiste D'Anville
Egypte nommee dans le pays Missir...
Engraving
Paris, 1765

Map with colored elements by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville: Egypt, Nile River valley and the Red Sea, from Aswan to the Delta. Filled with incredible detail including the location of emerald mines, ancient ruins, and caravan routes. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black dot with structures, i.e. "Assuan ou Suene" bottom middle of map. Egyptian border, colored, some texture, all other geographical elements, not colored, some texture. Title, credit, and eight scales, bottom left of map. Measurment marks surround black double line border. "P. 218. I." in black, top right outside of map. Foxing spots on surface of map, slight toning around edges of map, corner torn, top right of map.
Title Egypte nommee dans le pays Missir...
Date 1765
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator D'Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon
Medium paper
Material ink
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-30.25 W-21.875 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/France/Paris
Subjects Africa
Egypt