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Auction 174, Lot 751

"Egypten nach dem Zustand der Alten Zeit Vorgestellt",

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1746 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8.5 x 15.1 inches
21.6 x 38.4 cm
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This uncommon and richly detailed map of Egypt features hundreds of place names along the Nile. The Sinai Peninsula is shown with a strangely stub-like tip. An inset at right demonstrates the rudder system used in boats in the region. A decorative cartouche at bottom contains a key that translates Arabic geographical terms into Latin and explains the symbols used on the map. Another ornate cartouche at bottom left includes the title and four distance scales. Engraved by Sebastian Dorn.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and a 3" binding tear at left that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/11/2019