Auction 117, Lot 816

"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne", Bonne/Lattre

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1762 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 17.3 inches
30.5 x 43.9 cm

Handsome map of the river Nile from the Mediterranean down to Aswan and including the Red Sea. Caravan routes are shown, as well as the domains of desert tribes. There is a fascinating note of a Crocodilopolis near Akmin. This is now Faiyum, but apparently the ancient inhabitants paid particular reverence to the local crocodiles. Cartouche with a waterfall and crocodile.


Condition: B

Very good except for a faint damp stain in lower left portion of map.

Estimate: $140 - $200


Closed on 12/6/2006