"Aegyptus Antiqua", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 14.8 inches
50.5 x 37.6 cm
This lovely map is based on Ortelius' map of ancient Egypt with the cartographic sources of Diodor, Herodotos, Strabo, and Plinius. The map is oriented with north to the right and provides an excellent view of the Nile River valley. It is decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche and ships sailing in the Red Sea. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8650H:1A.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a printer's crease adjacent to the centerfold and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.