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Auction 171, Lot 648

"A New Map of Arabia, Including Egypt, Abyssinia, the Red Sea &c.&c. from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Arabia, Egypt, Eastern Africa

Period: 1804 (dated)

Publication: Cary's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 18.1 inches
51.8 x 46 cm
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This handsome map covers the Arabian peninsula and that part of Egypt between the Nile River and the Red Sea. Numerous caravan routes cross the map, and interesting notations fill many of the lesser known regions. Various kingdoms are identified in Abyssinia or the Ethiopian Empire. "Myrrh and Incense Country" is the label on the Horn of Africa. In the Red Sea, the route of the French frigate Venus is delineated.


Condition: B

Original color with some offsetting and scattered foxing. In the blank margins, there is light toning and a short centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/6/2019