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Bird’s Eye View of the Suez Canal

SKU: 9422

Bird’s Eye View of the Suez Canal

Date of publication:

  • 1882
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 25.5 x 68.5 cm sheet size sheet size 31 x 84.5 cm
  • Colour:

  • original
  • Mapmaker:

  • The Graphic
  • This bird’s-eye view of the Suez Canal was published as a ‘Special Supplement’ of The Graphic (a weekly illustrated newspaper), issued on 2 September 1882, in between the British bombardment of Alexandria (July) and the battle of Tell El Kebir (September).

    British forces crushed a revolt against the Khedive led by Ahmed ‘Urabi, protecting British control of the Suez canal and leading to a British military occupation. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    Lithograph, map 25.5 x 68.5 cm, sheet size 31 x 84.5 cm, printed in colours, old folds and creases, pressed, spotting to verso, blank verso. Read less