"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne...", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Period: 1753 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
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.
Fine original outline color, a sharp impression, and wide original margins. Near fine with a couple insignificant spots mostly in the blank margins.