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Auction 102, Lot 493

"Aegyptus Hodierna…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Egypt

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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/5/2003