Auction 121, Lot 774

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

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1592 (circa)


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 sheet has been trimmed, removing the third map on the engraved plate, Natoliae. Alexandria, Cairo, the Pyramids and the Carthage aqueducts appear on the two maps. The map of Carthage also features a variety of ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: A

Trimmed at the original centerfold with adequate margins, nice original color. Minor marginal soil and one small hole in lower margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/26/2007