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Auction 118, Lot 873

"Lower Egypt and the Adjacent Deserts, with a Part of Palestine; to which has been added the Nomenclature of the Roman age by L.S. de la Rochette", Wyld, James

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1824 (dated)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

29.5 x 21 inches
74.9 x 53.3 cm

Beautifully engraved map covering the region from Arabs Bay (Plinthinetes Sinus) in the west to the delta of the Nile and into the Holy Land to above Mt. Carmel, and south to well below Memphis to Atsieh, Adhroditopolis, and Ellahoun. Fine detail throughout, with scores of villages located and named, numerous roads, trails and camel routes detailed and many named, for example "Derb el Fern - Upper Road belonging to the Haouatat Bedwins." Fully and very finely engraved in the deserts to simulate sand. Delineates the Lake of Menzaleh near the mouth of the Nile. Seven distance scales and a table gives the translation for some common Arabic names. Wyld assumed management of Faden's establishment in 1823, so this map is likely a reissue of a Faden imprint. Delarochette, who also worked with Faden, is responsible for the remarkable engraving on this fine sheet.


Condition: B

Fine impression with original coloring on a full sheet with original margins. Some offsetting in blank areas due to the dark impression. Upper margin has some short tears, mostly near center.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007