"Carte de l'Egypte pour Servir a l'Intelligence de l Histoire Reomaine...", Delahaye, Guillaume Nicolas
Period: 1735 (dated)
Color: Black & White
11.6 x 17.4 inches
29.5 x 44.2 cm
Handsome map of the river Nile from the Mediterranean down to Aswan and including the Red Sea. Caravan routes are shown, as well as the domains of desert tribes. There is a fascinating note of a Crocodilopolis south of Memphis. The city is now known as Faiyum, but apparently the ancient inhabitants paid particular reverence to the local crocodiles.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with light soiling. There are interesting old manuscript notations in both red and black ink, including the addition of a lake and several points of interest to the east of the Nile River delta. There are a couple of short tears along the edges of the sheet.