Auction 129, Lot 819

"Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez - Carte de l'Isthme", Andriveau-Goujon, E.

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1866 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
31.5 x 41.5 inches
80 x 105.4 cm

This large, folding map was issued by the Universal Suez Ship Canal Company, the French corporation that constructed the Suez Canal between 1859 and 1869. The map covers the eastern Nile delta in great detail with the canal route traced in a bold red line between Port-Said to Suez. Several insets include profiles, geology and plans of Port-Said, Ismailia, and Suez. Dissected and linen-backed with a paper stationer's label on verso. A scarce map and important addition to any collection on the history of the Suez Canal.

References:

Condition: B

Scattered foxing and a split on one linen fold.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009

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