By: Adrien Hubert Brue
Date: 1822 (Published) Paris
Dimensions: 20.25 x 14.6 inches (51.44 x 37.08 cm)
This magnificent copper engraved map by Brue features Egypt along with the Red Sea and part of the Arabian Peninsula. It also depicts a portion of the eastern end of the Mediterranean. The ample format allows for the depiction of the Nile well into Nubia, and Brue painstakingly noted the various remnants of ancient Egypt such as ruins and temples throughout the country, and along the entire depicted length of the river. The map is highly detailed in every aspect, and is printed on heavy paper with wide margins, and includes the raised French royal seal, script title and keyboard border. Lovely, original outline coloring along with a color-coded key embellish the map.
Adrien-Hubert Brue (1786 - 1832) was a French cartographer active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He held the office of Geographe du Roi and often signed his maps as such. In this position Brue contributed to thousands of maps and numerous atlases. His maps are known for their beauty, their clarity and accuracy. Many of his maps were published posthumously. Pierre-Jacques Picquet, the son and heir of his partner Charles Picquet, published the maps following the death of Brue, and they continued to be updated and republished for decades. Brue’s work is distinguished by a remarkably high standard of engraving and the high quality paper which he used.
Condition: The engraving of this map is of exceptionally high quality. The map is in A condition.
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