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The Holy Land and Egypt in fine colour

SEATON, Robert.

Seaton's Map of Palestine or the Holy Land, with part of Egypt. Compiled from Surveys made for the French and English Governments. This Map intended as a companion for & to illustrate the geography of the scriptures is principally compiled from the surveys made under the direction of General Kleber for the information of Buonaparte and as regards the coast from those made for the Admiralty of England.
London: Josiah Neele for Seaton, 1828. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 840 x 975mm.

A fine example of this rare separate-issue map of the Holy Land, Sinai and Lower Egypt, illustrated with a large scene of Christ and the woman of Samaria after William Hamilton, R.A., plans of Jerusalem and the Temple and smaller views of Cairo and the Pyramids & the Sphinx.
Although the vignette gives the impression that this is a biblical map, it also notes historical details like: the site of Pompey's murder (48BC); the remains of the ancient canal from the Nile to Suez (found 1798); the route of Napoleon's army from Egypt to Syria (1799); and part of the route of the caravans from Cairo to Mecca. Kerek is marked and, emphasising its importance, 'The Road to Kerek' is marked through the wilderness of 'Arabia Petrea'.'A Companion to Seaton's Map of Palestine' was published in 1836.


Stock ID : 21929

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Stock Id :21929

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The Holy Land and Egypt in fine colour

SEATON, Robert.

Seaton's Map of Palestine or the Holy Land, with part of Egypt. Compiled from Surveys made for the French and English Governments. This Map intended as a companion for & to illustrate the geography of the scriptures is principally compiled from the surveys made under the direction of General Kleber for the information of Buonaparte and as regards the coast from those made for the Admiralty of England.
London: Josiah Neele for Seaton, 1828. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 840 x 975mm.

A fine example of this rare separate-issue map of the Holy Land, Sinai and Lower Egypt, illustrated with a large scene of Christ and the woman of Samaria after William Hamilton, R.A., plans of Jerusalem and the Temple and smaller views of Cairo and the Pyramids & the Sphinx.
Although the vignette gives the impression that this is a biblical map, it also notes historical details like: the site of Pompey's murder (48BC); the remains of the ancient canal from the Nile to Suez (found 1798); the route of Napoleon's army from Egypt to Syria (1799); and part of the route of the caravans from Cairo to Mecca. Kerek is marked and, emphasising its importance, 'The Road to Kerek' is marked through the wilderness of 'Arabia Petrea'.'A Companion to Seaton's Map of Palestine' was published in 1836.


Stock ID : 21929

£2,400

£2,400

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