Auction 160, Lot 759


"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 19.4 inches
57.9 x 49.3 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

Original outline color on watermarked paper with moderate toning along the centerfold and some faint staining at right. There is a tiny centerfold separation in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $31

Closed on 11/16/2016