"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne", Bonne/Lattre
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.
Very good except for a faint damp stain in lower left portion of map.