Antique map of the Nile River. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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18 single sheets with the course of the Nile river in Egypt. From Helwan in the north of Cairo to Thebes with Luxor. From Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie, Nouvelle édition by Pierre Didot l'ainé, printed in 1795 in Paris.

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CartographerFrederick Louis Norden
TitleCours du Nil
Publisher, YearDidot l'ainé, Paris, 1795
Plate Size22.7 x 14.5 cm (8.9 x 5.7 inches)
Sheet Size29.0 x 21.5 cm (11.4 x 8.5 inches)

Condition

Very good condition.

Cartographer

Frederick Louis Norden, an eminent Danish traveller, was born 1708 in Gluckstadt, Holstein. He was a volunteer in the British fleet under Sir John Norris in the Mediterranean, having been previously sent by the king of Denmark to Egypt, to make drawings and observations of the ancient monuments of that country. These he executed with great fidelity, and his Travels in Egypt and Nubia. with plates, were splendidly printed in 3 vols. folio. Being elected a member of the Royal Society of London, he presented to that learned body his drawings of ruins and colossal statues at Thebes, of which he also published a memoir. Died, 1742. (Maunder, S. The biographical treasury. New ed. 1870.)

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Antique map of the Nile River. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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