"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne...", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Period: 1753 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 25.1 inches
46 x 63.8 cm
Very fine large map of the Nile River valley with superb detail of cities, towns, villages, monasteries, canals, pyramids, mosques, ruins and much more. Across the Red Sea are details of where the Children of Israel wandered in the deserts of Sinai. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche, featuring the pyramids and the Sphinx, engraved by Elisabeth Haussard.
References: Pedley #431.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with a hint of offsetting. Top and bottom margins have been trimmed past plate mark, but still ample room for framing.