Bird’s Eye View of the Suez CanalSKU: 9422
Bird’s Eye View of the Suez Canal
Date of publication:
25.5 x 68.5 cm sheet size sheet size 31 x 84.5 cm
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.
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.