Asia Map, 1806


This is quite a detailed map from the Napoleonic era. Large scale maps like these had concerned decision makers just a few years earlier when thought that Napoleon might be able to move an army from Egypt to threaten India. Steeped in classical education and with a knowledge of Alexander the Great's exploits, British politicans and generals had thought that Napoleon might be able to do something similar.


Asia | Asia Maps




Share


Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames |


by Stephen Luscombe