"Aegyptus Marmarica et Cyrenaica", Cellarius, Christophorus
Subject: Northern Africa
Period: 1731 (published)
Publication: Geographia Antiqua
Color: Black & White
7.7 x 5.5 inches
19.6 x 14 cm
This handsome map spans from Cyrenaica in Libya to Gaza. There are plenty of ancient place names, especially along the Nile. It comes from Cellarius' popular atlas of ancient geography, which was published in multiple editions after its initial publication in 1686. This example comes from the edition published by S. Ballard, J. Senex, G. Innys, J. Osborn, and T. Longman in 1731.
References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #38-23.
Issued folding, now flat, with light offsetting and remnants of hinge tape in the top blank margin. A small worm hole in the left blank margin has been closed on verso.