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Auction 157, Lot 702

"Aegyptus Antiqua Mandato Serenissimi Delphini Publici Juris Facta", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1765 (dated)

Publication: Geographie Ancienne

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 19.3 inches
31.5 x 49 cm

This very finely engraved map shows the region of Ancient Egypt divided into four districts: Aegyptus Inferior, Heptanomis, Aegyptus Superior vel Thebais, and Arabia Petraea, which includes Gaza. A table gives the Nomorum, or administrative districts of Upper and Lower Egypt, which are depicted by Roman numerals on the map. The details include the pyramids, the Natron valley, rivers, cities, roads, oases and much else of interest.


Condition: A

A nice impression on flecked, watermarked paper with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 5/4/2016