|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||Chatelain, Henri Abraham|
|Dimensions||400 x 505 mm|
A detailed and beautiful French map of Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia, with adjoining parts of the Maghreb, the Arabian peninsula, and Mesopotamia, from Chatelain's Atlas Historique. National and regional boundaries are outlined in hand colour, and rivers, sea-coasts, mountains, and forests are also presented in wash colour. Principal cities and towns are picked out in red, and the map features numerous points of geographic, historic, and ethnographic interest.
Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) was a Dutch cartographer of Parisian origins, who lived and worked in St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721), and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known for the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique (published in Amsterdam, 1705 - 20) which combined maps and topography with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. The Atlas was a family undertaking, managed by Henri and his father, Zacharie, and going through a number of editions. The majority of the maps for the work were engraved by Henri after charts by De L'Isle.
Condition: Central vertical fold as issued. Blank on verso.