Auction 117, Lot 716

"[Lot of 2] Aegyptus Inferior sive Delta [and] Portae Ottomanicae regna & ditiones per Europam, Asiam & Africam diffusae summo studio descriptio", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Egypt, Near and Middle East

Period: 1720 (circa)

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Lovely pair of maps of the Middle East in the 18th century.

1) Aegyptus Inferior sive Delta is a fine map of ancient Egypt covering the Nile Delta region. Major cities are shown with an extensive network of roads. The pyramids are prominently shown. The title cartouche incorporates several Egyptian coins. Hand colored. (15.5 x 12.1")
2) Portae Ottomanicae regna & ditiones per Europam, Asiam & Africam diffusae summo studio descriptio. is a crisply detailed map of the Ottoman Empire, illustrating the area around the eastern Mediterranean, the Black, Caspian, Red Seas and the Persian Gulf. The attractive cartouche features two Moorish figures, eagles and a fierce cat's face. Uncolored. (13.1 x 10.6")

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Condition: B

Some minor uneven toning. First map with some color offsetting.

Estimate: $220 - $275

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Closed on 12/6/2006

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