Palestine ancienne et moderne d’après les sources les plus authentiques.

Andriveau-Goujon J.

Book ID: 32406


50 x 66 cm, colour folding map on linen, contemporary brown buckram cover, title gilt on spine, map within borders, with vignettes of Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez, plan of Jerusalem, book plate of Dampierre verso front cover, J. Andriveau-Goujon, Editeur, Paris, 1857.


An extremely attractive and impressive map of Palestine, or the Holy Land by French cartographer Andriveau-Gujon. Covers Palestine and regions of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the Sinai in considerable detail. Identifies both archaic and modern place names and offers a wealth of both political and geographical information. In the lower left hand quadrant there is a detailed inset of Jerusalem. The lower left quadrant hosts a comparative elevation chart or mountains chart. Looking to the upper left quadrant we find several insets including a map of the Sinai, a detail of the Gulf of Suez, including depth soundings and ferryboat crossings and a land profile chart of the Mediterranean basin. Published by the French cartographer E. Andriveau-Goujon on Rue de Bac, 21, Paris, as plate 18 in the 1870 edition of Andriveau-Goujon’s Atlas Universel.
J. Andriveau and J. Goujon (fl. 1805-94), working collectively as Andriveau-Goujon, were among the most prominent cartographic publishers in 19th century France. Maps by Andriveau-Goujon are often confusing to identify as they can be alternately singed J. Goujon, J. Andriveau, J.Andriveau-Goujon or simply Andriveau-Goujon. They published numerous pocket maps and atlases throughout the 19th century and often worked with other prominent French cartographers of the time such as Brue and Levasseur. Andriveau-Goujon are especially well known for their high quality case and library maps.

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