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Auction 156, Lot 750

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

Subject: Northeastern Africa & Arabia

Period: 1792 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.2 inches
56.9 x 48.8 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: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with a crease adjacent to centerfold, light printer's ink residue at top right, and a few small stains along the centerfold. There is a short tear confined to top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/17/2016