Napoleonic map of Egypt ca. 1800

$75.00

“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.

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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.