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Auction 146, Lot 758

"Bergh Sinai of Sint Catryn", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Mount Sinai, Egypt

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau…

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 11 inches
34.5 x 27.9 cm
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This engraving shows Mount Sinai (also known as Mount Horeb) with St. Catherine's Monastery at the foot of the mountains and Bedouin encampments surrounding it. Engraved by Karl Decker. This engraving was previously published in Oliver Dappert's Umbstandliche und Eigenliche Beschreibung von Asia published in 1681.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3448, Vol. 8 #68; cf. Laor #1004.

Condition: B+

Attractive color on watermarked paper with faint damp stains in top corners and archival repairs to a few small holes and tears in blank margins. Backed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/4/2013