"Aegyptus Hodierna…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 22.2 inches
47 x 56.4 cm
Superb large map of Egypt with incredible detail along the course of the Nile River. At the confluence of the White and Blue Nile Homann depicts a huge series of cataracts. Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces.
Original full color with uncolored scenes. Couple of tiny tears in margins repaired with archival tape, and a couple of tiny spots at fold, still very good.