Catalog Archive
Auction 183, Lot 515

"Aegyptus Antiqua", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 14.9 inches
51.1 x 37.8 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

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.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8650H:1A.

Condition: B+

Light toning with a few minor creases along the centerfold and old tape stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/9/2021