Auction 137, Lot 808

"Egypte, naar zynen ouden en tegenwoordigen Staat; en een Gedeelte van Steenachtig Arabie, door Dr. Rich Pococke", Lindemann, O.

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1776 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.5 x 19.5 inches
29.2 x 49.5 cm

Richard Pococke was an English prelate and anthropologist who is best known for his travel writings and diaries. From 1737-42 he visited the Near East, including Egypt, and later published his travels in his Description of the East in 1743 and 1745. This uncommon Dutch map gives great detail along the Nile valley based on Pococke's travels. The pyramids are shown near Cairo, and a legend at bottom identifies towns of various sizes, castles, ruins, monasteries, and other features depicted on the map.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, with a minute hole at a fold intersection at center, a few small spots and a bit of writing in brown ink at right. A short tear in upper-right margin enters map image 1/4" and has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2011