Auction 134, Lot 695

"[Lot of 3] Description du Nil… [and] Vue de la Ville du Grand Caire, et de ses Environs [and] Description des Piramides d'Egypte…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.6 inches
49 x 37.1 cm

These three interesting sheets provide a wealth of information on Egypt, the Nile, and Cairo. The first is centered on a detailed map of the Nile from the cataracts of the Nile to Cairo, with four illustrations of ancient pyramids, architecture and sculpture. The second features four great views of Cairo, and the third includes five views of the pyramids and the Sphinx. Each folio sheet includes extensive French text describing the ancients sites, commerce and history of the region.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2010

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