Auction 106, Lot 481

"Carte de l'Egypte de la Nubie de l'Abissinie &c.", Leth, Hendrik de

Subject: Northeastern Africa and Arabia

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm

De Leth was successor to the Visscher firm and was a skilled engraver as well as a mapseller and publisher. This handsome and uncommon map is based on the work of the important French cartographer Guillaume de l'Isle. It is a very detailed and fascinating map of northeastern Africa, the Red Sea and the Arabian Peninsula showing the political divisions and kingdoms. The Nile originates in the Lake de Danee.

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Condition: A

Beautiful, early impression with original coloring on thick hand laid paper. One small spot and trace of toning on lower centerfold, else fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/3/2004

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