TIMEA Historical Maps and Plans

 

This collection contains over 150 maps and plans, primarily of Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most of these maps were taken from travel guides. Every effort was made to smooth out folds and scan the page as straight as possible, but preventing damage to the original object was our highest priority.

These maps and plans enable you to study how political boundaries were drawn over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; to examine detailed representations of places such as Alexandria, Cairo, and the Nile; to scrutinize the routes taken by nineteenth century travelers; and to view maps of ancient Egypt.

Use the search and browse tools above to locate relevant maps and plans. You can also query TIMEA by place name, learn more about significant places in Egypt, or locate sites on an interactive GIS (Geographic Information Systems) map of Egypt.

Recent Submissions

  • Pyramids of Gizeh 

    Wagner & Debes (1914)
    Left half of a map of the Pyramids of Gizeh, with a key and a chart comparing their height to other world landmarks.
  • Cyprus 

    Unknown (1889)
    A topographical map of cyprus, with major cities and rivers labeled.
  • Le Delta (Basse-Egypte) 

    Wagner & Debes (1908)
    A map of the Nile River Delta, showing cities, roads, and arable land.
  • The Suez Canal 

    Wagner & Debes (1885)
    An electronically enhanced version of a colored map of the Suez Canal, from Port Said to Port Ibrahim.
  • Ruins of Memphis 

    Wagner & Debes (1908)
    A plan of Memphis, with buildings, roads, and vegetation marked.
  • Map of Plains of Gura & Haala 

    Unknown (1884)
    A simple sketch map of the area around Gura and Haala, showing cities and topographical information.
  • Environs of Mt. Sinai & Mt. Serbal 

    Wagner & Debes (1885)
    An electronically enhanced version of a two-page color map of the area surrounding Mount Sinai, with major roads and geographical areas labeled.
  • Khartum & Omdurman 

    Wagner & Debes (1914)
    A map of Khartum and Omdurman with places of interest numbered, with labels at the side. Inset is a map of the area north and south of the cities showing nearby cities and towns.
  • Old Cairo 

    Unknown (1914)
    A small-scale map of part of old Cairo.
  • Plan Du Kaire Ancien 

    Erhard (1878)
    A plan of Ancient Cairo, with items of interest marked in red and described. Inset are a plan of Cairo and the surrounding cities and a plan of Memphis, both also in ancient times.
  • Plan of Karnak 

    Mariette, Auguste; Legrain, C.; Wagner & Debes (1914)
    A plan of the city of Karnak, showing modern buildings outlined in grey and ancient buildings outlined in orange and labeled.
  • Egypt 

    Weller, Edward d. 1884 (1888)
    A very large fold-out map showing in great detail the course of the Nile River from Upper to Lower Egypt, from Semmeh to the Mediterranean Sea. Major roads, towns and places of interest are marked.
  • Le Fayoum 

    Wagner & Debes (1914)
    A colored two-page map showing the Fayoum, fertile land, and the cities and towns in the area with names in Arabic and French.
  • Sketch Plan Showing the Growth of Cairo 

    Unknown (1918)
    A sketch of Cairo showing different areas of the city along with approximate dates for their creation.
  • Le Fayoum 

    Wagner & Debes (1908)
    A colored two-page map showing the Fayoum, fertile land, and the cities and towns in the area with names in Arabic and French.
  • Le Nil De Nag'a Hammadi A Assouan 

    Wagner & Debes (1908)
    A map of the Nile River from west of Kena to Assouan. The section from Assouan to Selwah is inset at the bottom.
  • The Nile from Cairo to Feshn, including the Fayum and the Pyramids 

    Kiepert, Heinrich, 1818-1899; Wagner & Debes (1885)
    An electronically enhanced version of a colored map of the Nile from Feshn to Cairo, with towns, cities, and places of interest marked along its route.
  • The Suez Canal 

    Wagner & Debes (1914)
    A map of the Suez Canal, from Port Said to Port Ibrahim. The area from Port Said to the former Balah Lakes is displayed as an inset to the rest of the map.
  • Environs of Alexandria 1:125.000 [Inset 1:1.000.000] 

    Wagner & Debes (1914)
    A map of the area immediately surrounding the city of Alexandria.
  • Environs of Alexandria 1:150.000 [Inset Ramleh 1:70.000] 

    Kiepert, Heinrich, 1818-1899; Wagner & Debes (1908)
    A map of the area immediately surrounding the city of Alexandria.

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