Auction 146, Lot 754

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

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 25.1 inches
46.5 x 63.8 cm

This large, handsome map of the Nile River valley provides superb detail of cities, towns, villages, monasteries, canals, pyramids, mosques, ruins, and much more. It is based on the earliest modern map of the region prepared by Jesuit Father Claude Sicard. 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. It was published in 1757 as part of the first edition of the work.

References: Pedley #431.

Condition: A

Fine original outline color, a sharp impression, and wide original margins. Near fine with a couple insignificant spots mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/4/2013

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