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Description

Rare separately published map of the Holy Land, engraved by J & C Walker for Peter Graham.

The map shows a number of important early routes, including:

  • the Roman Road
  • the Routes of the Israelites toward the promised lands
  • the Hadj or Pilgrimage Route from Damascas to Mecca
  • Jacob's Probable Route into Egypt from 

An ancient canal between the Salt Marshes of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez is shown along with a note "Vestiges of Suez Canal", a reference to Napoleon's attempt to construct the Suez Canal, as well as a proposed railroad from Cairo to the north point of the Suez Canal.

The map includes three large engraved vignette illustrations by W. Hamilton R.A.:

  • Christ and the Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well (John 4:22)
  • The Crucifixion
  • Moses receiving the Commandments, royal arms at top

The map extends from to the Nile delta, Arabian peninsula and Palestine. 

Condition Description
Dissected and laid on linen. Minor soiling.
J & C Walker Biography

J. & C. Walker was the imprint used by the Walker family of engravers and printers. They produced numerous high-quality geographical maps and nautical charts for a variety of institutions in the nineteenth century. John Walker (1787-1873) held the position of Hydrographer to the East India Company, a position also held by his father and namesake. John worked in partnership with his brothers, Charles and Alexander. The brothers published over 200 maps for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. They produced maps for James Horsburgh and the Admiralty, as well as the influential Indian Atlas.