Auction 117, Lot 815

"Aegypti Recentior Descriptio…", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Egypt, Arabia

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15.8 inches
49.5 x 40.1 cm

This is a wonderful, early eighteenth century edition of Jansson’s map of Egypt oriented with north to the right. Cairo is here named Alcairo, and the area surrounding the city is replete with detail, including a mention of the Pyramids. The detail becomes increasingly scarce as you go away from the city; instead there are charming camels, goats, horses, sheep and Nile crocodiles, one of whom is shown carrying her baby in her mouth. The cartouche features the Pyramids in the background and people of the region surrounding it.

References:

Condition: B

Sharp impression and original color with scattered foxing. There are some short tears and light damps stains in the large, blank margins.

Estimate: $750 - $1,100

Unsold

Closed on 12/6/2006

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