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Auction 143, Lot 764

"Nova Aegypti Tabula", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Egypt & Red Sea

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11.2 inches
36.1 x 28.4 cm
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Very uncommon map of northern Egypt and the Red Sea based on Blaeu's rare chart of the same title. The map is oriented with north to the left. Two groups of pyramids are shown. Finely ornamented with title and distance scale cartouches.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with attractive color, light toning along centerfold, a few small spots, and short centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins. There are tiny chips and tears in blank margins, far from map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/13/2013