The Nile From Alexandria to Aswan Illustrated Guide-Map.
1935 (undated) 49 x 10 in (124.46 x 25.4 cm)
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A beautiful c. 1935 ribbon map of the Nile Valley by Lehnert and Lanrock. The map folds into its original binder and covers the Nile Valley from Alexandria and the Delta to the site of Aswan Damn and the Philae Temple. An additional inset in the lower right follows the Nile further south A far as the Abu Simbel temple and Wadi Halfa (Sudan). The map is decorated with vignette illustrations of various Ancient Egyptian archeological sites and well as few more ethnographic images depicting contemporary Egyptian life.
Lehnert and Landrock is the imprint of an North African photographic publishing company active in the early 20th century. The firm, which published out of Tunis, Leipzig, and Cairo, was founded by Rudolf Franz Lehnert (July 13, 1878 - January 16, 1948) and Ernst Heinrich Landrock (August 4, 1878 – April 30, 1966). The duo are best known for their 'ethnographic' images of topless North African, particularly Bedouin women, many of which are teens. The images are borderline erotic and today controversial, but very popular in European salons of the time. Today they are heavily criticized for their stereotypical presentation of North African life that, some claim, reinforced racist assumptions. Their cartographic work is limited to a couple of pictorial guide maps to North African tourist sites, such as the important Alexandria-Aswan corridor.
Very good. Minor wear on original fold lines. Folds into original cardboard binder.