Auction 110, Lot 650

"Aegyptus Hodierna…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1725 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 22 inches
47 x 55.9 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: B

Old paper repair on fold separation at left, just entering border. A few tiny rust spots, one with a pin hole.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 3/2/2005