Auction 137, Lot 807

"Aegyptus Inferior sive Delta", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Descriptio Orbis Antiqui

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 12.1 inches
39.4 x 30.7 cm

This map shows detail of the Nile delta in classical times. Major cities are shown along with an extensive network of roads. Prominent are the pyramids at Memphis. Many historic place names are found on the map, and some mountains and lakes are also named. An attractive cartouche depicting Egyptian coins and medallions fills the lower left corner.

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Condition: B+

A few faint spots and light offsetting.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011

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