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Nile River Delta Region, Egypt, 1855 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Carte hydrographique de la Basse Égypte et d'une partie de l'Isthme de Suez où sont indiqués les travaux exécutés ou à exécuter, d'après les ordres de Son Altesse Mehémet-Ali, Vice-Roi d'Egypte. Avec le projet de communication directe des deux mers au travers de l'Isthme, par M. Linant de Bellefonds ; gravée par Schwaerzlé. It was published by Dépot Général de la Guerre de France in 1855. Scale 1:250,000. Covers the Nile River Delta region, Egypt. Map in French. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Egypt Red Belt projected coordinate system. All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as drainage, canals, roads, railroads, cities and other human settlements, fortification, administrative boundaries, shoreline features, ruins and historical sites, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Includes also text, Profile de l'Isthme de Suèz, and notes. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of originators, ground condition dates, scales, and map purposes.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Egypt, Nile River, Nile Delta, and Cairo
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Villages, Landforms, Bodies of water, Land use, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and inlandWaters
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