Auction 112, Lot 703

"A New and Accurate Map of Nubia & Abissinia together with all the Kingdoms Tributary Thereto, and bordering upon them. Laid down from the latest & best Authorities and regulated by Astronl. Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1747 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 14 inches
43.2 x 35.6 cm

Finely engraved and informative map covering eastern Africa, the Red Sea and part of Arabia. Names many kingdoms in the region of present-day Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. Filled with place names, trails, and extensive notations describing various tribes and traveling conditions (Desart of Berdoa - Excessive Droughty, and dangerous travelling because of thieves). A handsome map that includes a pictorial cartouche and a compass rose.

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Condition: A

Repairs on fold separations in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/28/2005

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