Auction 153, Lot 709


"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne, Dressee sur Celle du R.P. Sicard et Autres, Assujetties aux Observations Astronomiques", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 25.2 inches
46.5 x 64 cm

This large, handsome map of the Nile River valley provides superb detail of cities, towns, villages, monasteries, canals, pyramids, mosques, ruins, and much more. It is based on the earliest modern map of the region prepared by Jesuit Father Claude Sicard. Across the Red Sea are details of where the Children of Israel wandered in the deserts of Sinai. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche, featuring the pyramids and the Sphinx, engraved by Elisabeth Haussard. It was published in 1757 as part of the first edition of the work.

References: Pedley #431.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original outline color on watermarked paper with light soiling, faint scattered foxing, minor offsetting, and several small chips and short edge tears in the blank margins, primarily along the right edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/20/2015