Auction 129, Lot 817

"Aegyptus Antiqua", Fuller, Thomas

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Pisgah-Sight of Palestine…

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 11.3 inches
33.8 x 28.7 cm

This delightfully illustrated map is from what R.V. Tooley described as "the most quaint and decorative series of maps." Covering ancient Egypt, the map is filled with pictorial illustrations and is embellished with an elaborate coat of arms and dedication to Henry Neville.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a respected English clergyman who wrote several books on the history and geography of the Holy Land. His A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine, published in 1650, was a geographical description of the Holy Land with special reference to biblical history. Fuller financed the book by dividing it into sections and finding sponsors for each one. To acknowledge the patrons, all maps contained decorative cartouches with the sponsor's coat of arms and a dedication.

References: Tooley (Maps and Mapmakers) p. 104.

Condition: A

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/23/2009