Sketch Map of Sudan in February 1879, drawn by Col. C. G. Gordon

Item

Title

Sketch Map of Sudan in February 1879, drawn by Col. C. G. Gordon
map

Creator

Gordon, Charles George., Maj Gen

Subject

Sudan; cartography; map
Maps

Description

Descriptive map of Sudan under Ottoman/Egyptian colonial occupation, drawn by Col. Charles Gordon in ink and watercolour during his first assignment as Governor-General of Sudan (18/2/1877-8/12/1879). The map is extensively annotated in French, the only language Gordon had in common with senior occupation personnel. Contains detailed information about the distribution of Egyptian garrisons, troop numbers and the economic position of each province. Framed in oak; signed and dated 25.2.79 by Gordon. [FHM 25/09/2019, FN/ON 09/02/2020]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

1879
1885

Format

Height 495mm; Length 670mm
paper

Identifier

6510.4

Rights

© Royal Engineers Museum