Book Description

engraved map with original hand-colouring, dissected and linen-backed, slight browning, folding into brown cloth boards, upper board detached, early Dublin owner’s inscription inside
Dealer Notes
a large decorative, and informative, map of the Holy Land, and the northern parts of Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula, based on General Kleber’s survey for Napoleon, and his coastal survey for the British Admiralty, greatly expanding the detail supplied beyond the stated intention of being ‘a companion for, and to illustrate the Geography of the Scriptures’. The ornately lettered title and rubric are upper centre, with plans of Jerusalem and the Temple just below. A large vignette scene from William Hamilton R.A.’s Christ and the woman of Samaria dominates the upper left quarter of the sheet, with two small vignettes of the Principal Square in Grand Cairo, and a View of the Pyramids & Sphynx, lower centre and right, respectively, a cruciform compass rose also lower right. The whole map is enclosed within a decorative border of repeating palm leaf, sabre and turban motifs, interspersed with various national coats-of-arms, religious figures and headgear, the royal arms of Great Britain upper centre
Author Seaton (Robert)
Date c.1835
Publisher Josiah Neele, London

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