"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.
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.