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The Countries of the Nile and Part of Arabia by Augustus Petermann

£45.00 Approx $56.25, €53.25

Code: 53031

Author: Petermann, Augustus

Publisher: Orr and Co Amen Corner, Paternoster Row

Date published: 1835 circa

Steel engraving, original outline hand colouring. Overall size, hinged in off white fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove : 36cms x 44.3cms. Image size : 205mm.x 269mm. Centrefold as published. At bottom of map is a chain of mountain entitled above,'Tableland of Abessinia'. Egypt and part of Persia at top of map to Arabian Gulf and somalia at bottom and encompassing much details in Abessinia. Key to Abbreviations bottom left: C. Cataract. J. Jebel. R. Ras. R River Pl Plain. W. Wady. Very good condition John Crane Dower (1791? - 1847) engraver, draughtsman, publisher and printer. Engraved maps for the Greenwood brothers for Thomas Moule, Henry Teesdale and George Bradshaw. He left the business to his sons, John James Dower and Frederick James Dower and the former was also prolific in map production. (British Map Engravers Worms and Baynton-Williams)