"Aegyptus Hodierna…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1716 (circa)
Publication: Grosser Atlas Uber Die Gantze Welt
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.