Rainan Project Egypt & New Guinea 1887 Stanford Royal Geographic mag w/ 2 mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Royal Geographic Society, Sciences, ).
Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society and Monthly Record of Geography.
Published October, 1887, London by Edward Stanford.
Page count starts p. 595 ends with p. 658. Text in English. Two color folding maps at rear as issued (appear unopened although paper is quite brittle).
Contents include: "Discovery of two new rivers in British New Guinea," by Theodore F. Bevan; The Raian Mœris; or storage reservoir of Middle Egypt," by Cope Whitehouse; "The feasibility of the Raian project," by Colonel Ardagh; "The desert from Dahshur to Ain Raian," by Capt. Convers Surtees; "The Bar Yusuf, roughly describing its present state, and uses," by Capt. R. H. Brown; The caucasus," by Mr. Douglas W. Freshfield.
Maps include: The jubilee and Philp Rivers, British New Guinea; The Fayoum and the Raian Basin, Egypt
Scarce late 19th century geographical periodical removed from bound volume (evidence visible along spine).
Original paper cover, lacking rear wrapper. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior clean, some pages loosened from old dried glue binding, light signs of use.
The periodical remains well preserved given the fragile nature. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Uncommon 19th century scientific magazine in any condition.
Magazine Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.