Auction 127, Lot 762

"Aegyptus Inferior sive Delta", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Descriptio Orbis Antiqui

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 12 inches
39.4 x 30.5 cm

This map shows detail of the Nile delta in classical times. Major cities are shown along with an extensive network of roads. Prominent are the pyramids at Memphis. Many historic place names are found on the map, and some mountains and lakes are also named. In the lower left corner, there is an attractive cartouche depicting Egyptian coins and medallions.

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Condition: A

Attractive original color with some damp stain in the blank margins. Tape repair on verso, upper margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009

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