Auction 134, Lot 694

"Aegyptus Antiqua", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1653 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 14.8 inches
50.8 x 37.6 cm

This lovely map is based on Ortelius' map of ancient Egypt with the cartographic sources of Diodor, Herodotos, Strabo and Plinius. The map is oriented with north to the right and provides an excellent view of the Nile River valley. It is decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche and ships sailing in the Red Sea.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression, lovely color and wide original margins. Fine save for a couple of minor creases.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/1/2010

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