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Auction 118, Lot 872

"Aegyptus Hodierna…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1716 (circa)

Publication: Grosser Atlas Uber Die Gantze Welt

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 22 inches
47 x 55.9 cm

Magnicient, large scale map of Egypt focused on the Nile River Valley from the Mediterranean to below the First Cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, the Sphinx, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces.

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Condition: B

Original color. A few very light stains, one at the top, mostly in the margin, just touching the title, and a couple of smaller ones in map. Printer's crease in bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/6/2007

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