Auction 127, Lot 763

"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne…",

Subject: Egypt & Nile Valley

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 17.3 inches
30.5 x 43.9 cm

Finely executed and engraved map of Egypt and the Nile Valley. The map extends south to the Tropic of Cancer with the main focus on the course of the Nile River. It details the cities, villages and political divisions including the domains of numerous sheiks. Calls attention to mountains and oases, locates the Nubia Desert, Mines d'Emeraudes, Font. De Moyse, and more. Decorated with a large title cartouche showing water flowing from rocks.

References:

Condition: B+

Nice impression and coloring with full, wide margins. Large text-based watermark. With a water stain in right margin and some offsetting in the map.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/25/2009

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