Kharīṭat al-wajh al-baḥarī lil-aqālīm al-Miṣrīyah

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Title

Kharīṭat al-wajh al-baḥarī lil-aqālīm al-Miṣrīyah

Description

This map was lithographed by F. Brockhaus in Leipzig, Germany. The text in Arabic reads: "The first map for Egypt governorates was drawn by the French expedition cartographers at the beginning of the 13th century H. (1213-1216 H.), but the hardships and resistance they have faced during their work, in addition to their ignorance of the Arabic language misled them to put the Arabic names on the right locations. All that lead to various mistakes in the French map and the maps that copied from it until we produced this map. Therefore, Khedive Ismail of Egypt, ordered me “Mahmoud Bey al Falaky” to draw a new map with the needed corrections. As the needed cartographic tools were not available at the time, I resorted to the astronomical coordinates. The map was finished in 1287 H. representing all the cultivation and urbanization that has been implemented upon the orders of the khedive on that year."

Publisher

Cairo: A. Kaufmann Libraire

Subject

Egypt -- Maps

Language

Type

Alternative Title

Map of Egypt

Date Created

1289 [1872 or 1873]

Spatial Coverage

Egypt

Temporal Coverage

1872

Files

egypt_map.jpg

Citation

Ṣabbāgh, Amīn, “Kharīṭat al-wajh al-baḥarī lil-aqālīm al-Miṣrīyah,” AUC Libraries, accessed July 6, 2022, https://auclibraries.omeka.net/items/show/75.