John Lothian. “Egypt.” 1840


John Lothian. “Egypt.” From New Edinburgh General Atlas. Edinburgh: J. Gellatly & London: Henry Washbourne, ca. 1840. 13 x 10 3/4. Engraving. Original hand color. Small chip in bottom right corner. Very good condition.

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A lovely and well produced map from John Lothian’s New Edinburgh General Atlas. Published jointly in London and Edinburgh, this atlas contained maps with very good detail of towns and cities, river and lakes, orography, and political divisions. In this period, the United Kingdom had established itself as the dominant economic and cartographic nation and the maps from this atlas bespeak the quality of British mapmakers. Each map is finely hand colored, making them as attractive as they are historically interesting. This is a nice map of Egypt and Sudan, showing most information along the Nile from the delta to south of El Kalabsheh. Some information of various wadies in the desert to the west and of the Red Sea shoreline. A nice map.