Egypt, Nubia, Abyssinia, and the Red Sea.
1858 (dated) 24.5 x 17 in (62.23 x 43.18 cm)
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.
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.
Cassell’s Weekly Dispatch Atlas c. 1858.
Very good condition. Original centerfold. Blank on verso.