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Auction 167, Lot 400

"Patriarchatus Alexandrini Geographica Descriptio", Tavernier, Melchior

Subject: Egypt & Libya

Period: 1640 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.1 inches
50 x 35.8 cm

This handsome map shows the extent of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in Roman times. It covers the area between Benghazi (Berenice) and the Red Sea. A majority of the towns and cities named are concentrated around the Nile. There is good detail of the region's mountains and lakes. In the bottom left corner there is an elaborate title cartouche featuring mermen.


Condition: B+

On a watermarked sheet with minor scattered mildew spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 3/28/2018