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A Map of Ancient Egypt from Celarius 1742 April 21, 2012

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Here is link to a new map I just aquired for my collection. Its a really nicely detailed map of Ancient Egypt from 1742.   Click here.

New Map of Egypt Circa 1880 August 11, 2011

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I just received this map. It’s Circa 1880.  Please have a look it’s quite interesting.

Egypt 1880

New Maps of Ancient Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia 1877 June 10, 2011

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I just received two new maps.  The first is of Egypt and Arabia, the second of Nubia and Abyssinia.  Both maps are from 1877. 

Egypt_and_Arabia ←click here

Nubia_and_Abyssinia  ←click here

Map of Egypt 1811 (Voyage historique en Égypte) May 16, 2011

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1818 Map

One of my older maps, it comes from one of my favorite books in my collection.  It’s from a book written in French and details the journeys of Generals Bonaparte, Kleber and Menou in Egypt.  I acquired it from an antique book dealer in Torino, Italy. (Voyage historique en Égypte pendant les campagnes des généraux Bonaparte, Kléber et Menou. Printed inVersailles in 1818 and written by Dominique di  Pietro.)

Maps of Karnak 1897 December 29, 2010

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These are  maps of Karnak from my 1897 German edition of “Baedeker’s Ägypten”.

Karnak and surrounding area . (Click here)

Map of Egypt 1902 November 13, 2010

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Sjef Willockx from the Netherlands who is a member of my Linked-In Egyptology group  sent in a high quality scan of a beautiful map of Egypt.

“Ancient Egypt” Map of the Nile from 1843 November 1, 2010

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Another old map of Egypt from my collection.  Click the photo to enlarge.

Last standing Obelisk in Heliopolis April 19, 2010

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This plate which was drawn by Denon in 1800 shows what today is the last standing obelisk in Heliopolis.  At approximately 68 feel high and 120 tons, it is quite impressive.  It was quarried in the XII Dynasty (1956-1911 bc) under direction of the Pharaoh Senusret I.  A bit of trivia:  Which country has the most Ancient Egyptian Obelisks?  No, it’s  not Egypt.  Italy and specifically Rome which has 13.

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Obelisk of Senusret I

Egyptian Mosque, Circa 1800 by Dominique Vivant, Baron de Denon April 15, 2010

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Continuing on my path to make available all of the various prints, maps and just generally interesting things on Egypt that I possess.  Here are two orignal prints/plates by the famous French artist and archeologist Dominique Vivant the Baron de Denon.

Both Plates are from 1800. The Mosque is located on the island of Rawdah (Manyal or ar-Rawdah or Roda depending on who you ask) located on the Nile in the city of Cairo Egypt.  While I can’t confirm that it is still there, I plan to search for it on my next trip to Cairo.

While I have done my best to translate the Arabic text on plate XXVI I’ve had little success ( I have another scholar friend working on it now).  However another colleague of mine was kind enough to translate the Arabic text in the second plate.  It states,  “The entrance to this place is to certify that there is one God and Mohammed is the Prophet”.

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Al Manyal Ar Rawdah Inside

Al Manyal Ar Rawdah Outside

Maps of Ancient Egypt April 13, 2010

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Here are a couple of  old maps of Ancient Egypt from my collection.  (click to enlarge)