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Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt

Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt

Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt
Louis Maurice Adolphe Linant de Bellefonds (1799 - 1883), French Engineer & Explorer. Chief Engineer of the Suez Canal (1859-69).

The complete series of 10 maps from his "Mémoires sur les Principaux Travaux D'Utilité Publique Exécutés en Égypte depuis la plus Haute Antiquité Jusqu'a nos Jours", published in Paris 1872-73 by Arthus Bertrand. An interesting and decorative series, showing maps, cross-sections, two vignettes of the remains of the Pyramids in Biamo (Map II), plans, profiles & diagrams of his accomplishments in Egypt. The maps are numbered I-VI, VIIa, VIIb, VIIIa, VIIIb and engraved by Erhard and printed by Monrocq (both of Paris). Linant de Bellfonds was Chief Engineer of Egypt's public works between 1831-69, including Chief Engineer of the Suez Canal.

Maps I and II approx. Both with border tears, small fold splits, Map III approx. Three repaired fold splits to reverse, Maps IV, V, VI, VIIa/b, VIIIa/b approx.

All with peripheral tears which impinge into the border areas to a maximum of about 70mm. Some other peripheral loss/nicks/minor imperfections present, though free from staining/spotting. Loosely inserted within a fragment of the original card folder. The item "Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt" is in sale since Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "ephemeracity1" and is located in Dorset. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  • Type: Topographical Map
  • Year: 1872
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • Country/Region: Egypt
  • Era: 1800s
  • Format: Folding Map
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Arthus Bertrand
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original


Suez Canal Ten 1872-73 Maps showing the Work of Linant de Bellefonds Egypt