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S. A. MitchellÂ's 1849 map of Egypt. Centered on the Nile Valley, Mitchell's map covers all of Egypt from the Mediterranean to Nubia, as well as the adjacent Sinai, and parts of the Red Sea and Palestine. Below the title area in the upper right quadrant there are translations of some of the Arabic terms used to describe geographical features. An inset in the lower left continues the course of the Nile as it comes through the speculative and only partially explored Nubia. The sites of numerous ancient ruins and monuments are noted as are contemporary cities. Political and topographical features are noted and color coded with elevation rendered by hachure.
The whole is engraved and colored in Mitchell's distinctive style with green border work and vivid pastels. Mitchell published this chart in his atlas from 1846 to the late 1850s before discontinuing the series and selling his map plates to DeSilver. This map was issued in the 1849 edition of the New Universal Atlas. It was the last edition of that atlas to be published by Mitchell prior to selling the plates and rights to the atlas to Thomas Cowperthwait in 1850.
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