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HOLY LAND:] Seaton's Map of Palestine, or the Holy Land, with Part of Egypt, Compiled from Surveys made for the French and English Governments.
Josiah Neel for the proprietor, London 1835 - London: Josiah Neel for the proprietor, [1835]. Hand coloured copper engraved folding map, dissected and linen backed, ca. 81x92,5 cm (31 ¼ x 36 ½ in). With a large engraved cartouche showing a scene from the Gospel, two smaller engraved views, two engraved plans and a wide decorative engraved border. Housed in the original red sheep and marbled paper folder with the boards detached from each other and a period ink owner's inscription on one of the boards. Map slightly soiled and with minor water stains, but overall a very good copy. Large beautiful map of Palestine and Egypt corrected to the latest geographic information also provides detailed illustration to ancient and biblical history; it marks all important cites mentioned in the Bible, as well as the track of the Exodus. The map is supplemented with a large copper engraved vignette depicting Christ's meeting with a woman of Samaria (St. John Gospel, chapter 4, verses 5-26), two smaller views of the "Principal square in Grand Cairo" and a "View of the Pyramids & Sphynx;" and two plans showing Jerusalem and its environs, and the Temple of Jerusalem. The "Note" and "Explanation" briefly describe Egypt and the Pyramids, and refer to the ancient authors whose works were used by Robert Sutton for the compilation of the map. The decorative border features coats of arms of several European countries, Persia and the United States, a cross of Knights Templar, with the coat of arms of the Great Britain and regalia of an Anglican bishop and archbishop at the top. According to the annotation under the title, "This Map intended as a companion for & to illustrate the Geography of the Scriptures is principally compiled from the Surveys made under the direction of General Kleber for the information of Buonaparte and as regards the Coast from those made for the Admiralty of England". A year later Robert Seaton issued "A Companion to Seaton's Map of Palestine and Egypt" (London: James Neele, 1836). [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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