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1719 Chatelain Large Antique Print of Egypt Pyramids, & Source of the Nile River

1719 Chatelain Large Antique Print of Egypt Pyramids, & Source of the Nile River
1719 Chatelain Large Antique Print of Egypt Pyramids, & Source of the Nile River
1719 Chatelain Large Antique Print of Egypt Pyramids, & Source of the Nile River

1719 Chatelain Large Antique Print of Egypt Pyramids, & Source of the Nile River

Des Sources de son Cours Depuis Les Catactes... Chatelain, Henri Abraham 1684 - 1743. 20in x 17 1/2in (510mm x 440mm). This large original copper-plate engraved antique print of views of the Pyramids, ruins and the Nile River, speculating on the source (not known until the mid 19th century) was published by Henri Abraham Chatelain in 1719, in his famous Atlas Historique. Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 20in x 17 1/2in (510mm x 440mm) Plate size: - 17 1/2in x 15in (440mm x 380mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm).

Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None. Background: The river Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile. The White Nile is considered to be the headwaters and primary stream of the Nile itself. The Blue Nile, however, is the source of most of the water and silt.

The White Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still undetermined but located in either Rwanda or Burundi. It flows north through Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Uganda and South Sudan. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and flows into Sudan from the southeast. The two rivers meet just north of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Europeans began to learn about the origins of the Nile in the 14th century when the Pope sent monks as emissaries to Mongolia who passed India, the middle east and Africa, and described being told of the source of the Nile in Abyssinia (ancient European name for Ethiopia) Later in the 15th and 16th centuries, travelers to Ethiopia visited Lake Tana and the source of the Blue Nile in the mountains south of the lake.

Although James Bruce claimed to be the first European to have visited the headwaters, modern writers give the credit to the Jesuit Pedro Páez. Páezs account of the source of the Nile is a long and vivid account of Ethiopia. It was published in full only in the early 20th century, although it was featured in works of Páezs contemporaries, including Baltazar Téllez, Athanasius Kircher and by Johann Michael Vansleb.

Europeans had been resident in Ethiopia since the late 15th century, and one of them may have visited the headwaters even earlier without leaving a written trace. The Portuguese João Bermudes published the first description of the Tis Issat Falls in his 1565 memoirs, compared them to the Nile Falls alluded to in Ciceros De Republica. Jerónimo Lobo describes the source of the Blue Nile, visiting shortly after Pedro Páez. Telles also used his account. The White Nile was even less understood.

The ancients mistakenly believed that the Niger River represented the upper reaches of the White Nile. For example, Pliny the Elder wrote that the Nile had its origins in a mountain of lower Mauretania, flowed above ground for many days distance, then went underground, reappeared as a large lake in the territories of the Masaesyli, then sank again below the desert to flow underground for a distance of 20 days journey till it reaches the nearest Ethiopians.

A merchant named Diogenes reported that the Niles water attracted game such as buffalo. Lake Victoria was first sighted by Europeans in 1858 when the British explorer John Hanning Speke reached its southern shore while traveling with Richard Francis Burton to explore central Africa and locate the great lakes. Believing he had found the source of the Nile on seeing this vast expanse of open water for the first time, Speke named the lake after the then Queen of the United Kingdom. Burton, recovering from illness and resting further south on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, was outraged that Speke claimed to have proved his discovery to be the true source of the Nile when Burton regarded this as still unsettled. A very public quarrel ensued, which sparked a great deal of intense debate within the scientific community and interest by other explorers keen to either confirm or refute Spekes discovery.

British explorer and missionary David Livingstone pushed too far west and entered the Congo River system instead. It was ultimately Welsh-American explorer Henry Morton Stanley who confirmed Spekes discovery, circumnavigating Lake Victoria and reporting the great outflow at Ripon Falls on the Lakes northern shore. European involvement in Egypt goes back to the time of Napoleon. Laird Shipyard of Liverpool sent an iron steamer to the Nile in the 1830s.

With the completion of the Suez Canal and the British takeover of Egypt in the 1870s, more British river steamers followed. The Nile is the areas natural navigation channel, giving access to Khartoum and Sudan by steamer. After this came regular steam navigation of the river. With British Forces in Egypt in the First World War and the inter-war years, river steamers provided both security and sightseeing to the Pyramids and Thebes. Steam navigation remained integral to the two countries as late as 1962. Sudan steamer traffic was a lifeline as few railways or roads were built in that country. Most paddle steamers have been retired to shorefront service, but modern diesel tourist boats remain on the river.

Chatelain, Henri Abraham 1684 - 1743 Chatelain was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Chatelain was a skilled artist and knew combining a wealth of historical and geographical information with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition. Groundbreaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography.

His maps with his elegant engraving are a superb example from the golden age of French mapmaking. Henri Abraham Chatelain, his father Zacharie Chatelain d. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732.

The volumes I-IV with a Third edition and volume I with a final edition in 1739. Henri Abraham Chatelain, whose \\\"Atlas Historique\\\" was one of the most expansive Dutch encyclopedias of the age. First published in 1705, Chatelain\\\'s Atlas Historique was part of an immense seven-volume encyclopedia. Although the main focus of the text was geography, the work also included a wealth of historical, political, and genealogical information. The text was compiled by Nicholas Gueudeville and Garillon with a supplement by H. De Limiers and the maps were engraved by Chatelain, primarily after charts by De L\\\'Isle. The atlas was published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1721 and was later reissued by Zacharie Chatelain between 1732 and 1739. Atlas Historique: First published in Amsterdam from 1705 to 1720, the various volumes were updated at various times up to 1739 when the fourth edition of vol. I appeared, stated as the \\\dernière edition, corrigée & augmentée. \\\ The first four volumes seem to have undergone four printings with the later printings being the most desirable as they contain the maximum number of corrections and additions.

An ambitious and beautifully-presented work, the Atlas Historique was intended for the general public, fascinated in the early eighteenth century by the recently conquered colonies and the new discoveries. Distant countries, such as the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Mongolia, China, Japan, Indonesia, etc. Take an important place in this work.

In addition to the maps, many of which are based on Guillaume De L\\\'Isle, the plates are after the best travel accounts of the period, such as those of Dapper, Chardin, de Bruyn, Le Hay and other. Other sections deal with the history of the european countries, and covers a wide range of subjects including genealogy, history, cosmography, topography, heraldry and chronology, costume of the world, all illustrated with numerous engraved maps, plates of local inhabitants and heraldic charts of the lineages of the ruling families of the time. The maps, prints and tables required to make up a complete set are listed in detail in each volume. The accompanying text is in French and often is printed in two columns on the page with maps and other illustrations interspersed.

Each map and table is numbered consecutively within its volume and all maps bear the privileges of the States of Holland and West-Friesland. The encyclopaedic nature of the work as a whole is reflected in this six frontispiece. The pages are the work of the celerated mr.

And are engraved by J. New scholarship has suggested the compiler of the atlas, who is identified on the title as \\\Mr. C\\\ not to be Henri Abraham Châtelain, but Zacharie Châtelain. See Van Waning\\\'s article in the Journal of the International Map Collectors\\\' Society for persuasive evidence of the latter\\\'s authorship.

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We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. The item "1719 Chatelain Large Antique Print of Egypt Pyramids, & Source of the Nile River" is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "searching01" and is located in Melbourne, Vic.

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1719 Chatelain Large Antique Print of Egypt Pyramids, & Source of the Nile River