Auction 146, Lot 757

"Aegypti Recentior Descriptio: Aegyptis & Turcis Elchibith; Arabibus Mesre & Misri, Hebraeis Mitsraim", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Egypt, Arabia

Period: 1665 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 16 inches
50.3 x 40.6 cm

This is a wonderful map of Egypt oriented with north to the right. Cairo is here named Alcairo, and the area surrounding the city is replete with detail, including a mention of the Pyramids. The detail becomes increasingly scarce as you go away from the city; instead there are depictions of charming camels, goats, horses, sheep and Nile crocodiles, one of whom is shown carrying her baby in her mouth. The cartouche is surrounded by people of the region with the Pyramids in the background.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, good margins, and light soiling. There is a faint damp stain at bottom left, primarily confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/4/2013

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