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Auction 118, Lot 859

"Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [on sheet with] Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1535 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 12.5 inches
22.9 x 31.8 cm

This is Ortelius' two map sheet of modern Egypt and Tunis . The third map on this engraved plate, Natoliae, has been separated from these. Alexandria, Cairo, the Pyramids and the Carthage aqueducts appear on the two maps. The map of Carthage also features several ships in Mediterranean Sea.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: A

Trimmed from the original centerfold with adequate margin. Minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/6/2007