“Map of Egypt, Drawn from the Latest Authorities and intended To Illustrate the Military Operations of General Bonaparte.” From The British Military Library, or Journal. London: R. Philips, ca. 1800. 18 1/2 x 11 1/4. Engraving. Narrow margin at left, as issued. Very good condition.
In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, both to increase France’s influence in the Mid-East and to limit Britain’s access to India. While great scientific results came from this, ultimately Bonaparte’s venture to Egypt was a failure and in 1801 the French pulled out of the country. This map was issued in a British military journal to illustrate Bonaparte’s military operations there.