Napoleonic map of Egypt ca. 1800


“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.