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Auction 142, Lot 686

"[Lot of 2] Du Nil de ses Embouchures et des Crocodiles [and] Iardin du Baume", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4 x 6 inches
10.2 x 15.2 cm
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A. Du Nil de ses Embouchures et des Crocodiles. At top is a map of the Nile Delta, where the Nile drains into the Mediterranean Sea. The illustration below depicts a scene along the banks of the Nile, which includes two crocodiles, natives, and a boar on a leash. Condition: Small abrasion in title and minor soiling. (B+)

B. Iardin du Baume. This miniature map shows an interesting structure in an Egyptian garden. Condition: Minor soiling and trimmed with loss of neatline. (B)

References: Pastoureau, Manesson-Mallet 1A #283-84.


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Estimate: $70 - $85

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/28/2012