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1948 Huge 2 Sheet Arabic Map Islamic Monuments Cairo Egypt

1948 Huge 2 Sheet Arabic Map Islamic Monuments Cairo Egypt
1948 Huge 2 Sheet Arabic Map Islamic Monuments Cairo Egypt
1948 Huge 2 Sheet Arabic Map Islamic Monuments Cairo Egypt

1948 Huge 2 Sheet Arabic Map Islamic Monuments Cairo Egypt

Cairo Islamic Monuments Map, Kharitat al-Qahira tubayyinu al-athaar al-Islamiyya, ????? Fine large-format city plan of Cairo with Islamic monuments color-coded by era. Rare map of Cairo published in 1948 and made by the Survey Department. This map focuses on the eras of urban and religious development in Cairo, revealing which Islamic monuments were constructed in which era throughout Egyptian history.

With Roda Island shown in the bottom left corner of the second sheet, the map shows the expanse of Cairo east of the Nile. The city's sprawl is colored in dark yellow, with brighter colors marking specific buildings.

These are Islamic monuments built at different times in Cairo's history, as explained below. All of the text and labels are written in Arabic. At the bottom right corner of the second sheet, there is a green insignia with the number 401 inside of it.

There is a graphic scale bar at the bottom of the second sheet and a legend to its left. Each color indicated on the legend represents a different era of Islamic monuments. It translates to the following (from top to bottom).

Brown - The Two States of Abbasi and Touloni (212-292 lunar / 827-904 Christ). Some wear and chipping at the edges. Dimensions: Each sheet: 101.5 x 75 cm (40 x 29.5 in). We are always happy to consider reasonable offers. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "neatlinemaps" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Type: City Map
  • Year: 1948
  • City: Cairo
  • Date Range: 1940-1949
  • Country/Region: Egypt

1948 Huge 2 Sheet Arabic Map Islamic Monuments Cairo Egypt