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Auction 147, Lot 673

"Aegyptus Hodierna...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 22.7 inches
47.2 x 57.7 cm
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This magnificent, graphic map of Egypt is focused on the Nile River Valley from the Mediterranean to below the First Cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, the Sphinx, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces.


Condition: A

Watermarked paper with attractive old color that has been partially refreshed and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $210

Closed on 11/20/2013