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Auction 151, Lot 688

"Carte de l'Egypte de la Nubie de l'Abissinie &c.", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Northeastern Africa & Arabia

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.5 inches
57.9 x 49.5 cm

This very detailed and fascinating map of northeastern Africa, the Red Sea and the Arabian peninsula shows the political divisions and kingdoms, roads, topography, settlements, encampments and much more. The Nile originates in the mountains near the L. de Dambee. The map is filled with notations concerning the various tribes, trade routes, and the location of emeralds.

References: cf. Norwich #298.

Condition: A

A fine impression with original color and two minute worm holes, only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/19/2014