Auction 142, Lot 687

"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne...", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Egypt

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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $175

Closed on 11/28/2012