Auction 146, Lot 755

"Aegyptus Antiqua Mandato Serenissimi Delphini Publici Juris Facta", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1788 (dated)

Publication: Geographie Ancienne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.6 x 19.1 inches
32 x 48.5 cm

This very finely engraved map shows the region of Ancient Egypt divided into four districts: Aegyptus Inferior, Heptanomis, Aegyptus Superior or Thebais, and Arabia Petraea that includes Gaza. A table gives the Nomorum, or administrative districts of Upper and Lower Egypt, which are depicted by Roman numerals on the map. The details include the pyramids, the Natron valley, rivers, cities, roads, oases and much else of interest. Engraved by G. Terry.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with some creasing and one tear that enters into title and has been repaired with archival materials.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/4/2013

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