1858 Dispatch Atlas Map of Egypt, Nubia, Abyssinia and the Red Sea

EgyptNubia-dispatch-1858
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Egypt, Nubia, Abyssinia, and the Red Sea.
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1858 Dispatch Atlas Map of Egypt, Nubia, Abyssinia and the Red Sea

EgyptNubia-dispatch-1858


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Title


Egypt, Nubia, Abyssinia, and the Red Sea.
  1858 (dated)    24.5 x 17 in (62.23 x 43.18 cm)

Description


This is a hand colored map of Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia, dating to 1858, by London cartographer Edward Weller. Depicts northeastern Africa from what is today central Ethiopia, northward along the Nile to Egypt and the Delta. Shows the Red Sea in full along with parts of Saudi Arabia. An inset in the upper right quadrant details the Nile Delta and Egypt's Central Valley. Notes Mount Sinai as well as the location of many ancient Egyptian ruins. Originally part of the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, whose September 19th, 1958 stamp still appears on the top left of the map.

Cartographer


Edward Weller (18?? - 1884) was a cartographer and engraver based in London. His best known work appears in Cassell's Weekly Dispatch Atlas, published in monthly segments for subscribers of the "Weekly Dispatch" newspaper. This collection of maps eventually grew to include much of the known world. Published in various editions from 1855 through the early 1880s. The "Weekly Dispatch" had its offices at 138 Fleet Street, London, England.

Source


Cassell’s Weekly Dispatch Atlas c. 1858.    

Condition


Very good condition. Original centerfold. Blank on verso.