Auction 134, Lot 696

"Aegyptus Antiqua Mandato Serenissimi Delphini Publici Juris Facta", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1765 (dated)

Publication: Geographie ancienne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.3 x 19.3 inches
31.2 x 49 cm

This very finely engraved map shows the region of Ancient Egypt divided into four districts: Aegyptus Inferior, Heptanomis, Aegyptus Superior or Thebaise, and Arabia Petraea that includes Gaza. A table gives the Nomorum, or administrative districts of Upper and Lower Egypt, which are depicted by Roman numerals on the map. The details include the pyramids, the Natron valley, rivers, cities, roads, oases and much else of interest. Both ancient and contemporary place names are included with the ancient names underlined.

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Condition: A+

Printed on thick paper with fine original color. There is a small chip in the lower right margin, still overall fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2010

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