"A Sketch of Egypt.." and "A sketch of the Route Across the Great Desert.." are copied from James Capper's Observations on the Passage to India, published in 1783. Both maps give page numbers from the Weekly Entertainer which ran a review of Capper's book. Phelips dates her route map 1782, but the cited Weekly Entertainer did not exist until 1784. Capper, was an employee of the East India Company (EIC). His book describes a journey from Leghorn to Latakia, then overland to India via Basra which he undertook in 1778. His main aim was to encourage an open route of trade via Suez, so the company would gain a trade and communications network from India to England, via either the Cape of Good Hope, Suez, or Basra.
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