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Auction 185, Lot 699

"[Lot of 2] Aegyptus et Cyrene [and] 'T Gedeelte van Barbaryen waar in Leggen de Ryken van Tunis et Tripoli...",

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1697-1705 (circa)



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A. Aegyptus et Cyrene, by Philipp Cluver, from Introductio in Universam Geographiam, circa 1697, hand color (8.5 x 5.1"). This strongly engraved map details the Mediterranean coast from the Red Sea to Libya and south to Garama. There is good detail along the Nile River valley, but only scattered place names in the interior. The decorative title cartouche features a trio of pyramids. Reference: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-8a #41. Condition: A nice impression with minor toning along the sheet's edges, well away from map image.

B. 'T Gedeelte van Barbaryen waar in Leggen de Ryken van Tunis et Tripoli, Getrokken uit Sanutus en Anderen, by Nicolas Sanson, from Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…, published 1705, black & white (11.2 x 7.4"). This attractive map covering the region of Tunisia and Libya is fully engraved with mountains and oases. The map is decorated with a ornate title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views. Halma acquired many of the plates for Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving from Joannes Ribbius, who had enlisted the services of engraver Antoine de Winter to make copies of the maps in Nicolas Sanson's quarto atlases of the four continents. De Winter made very few geographical changes and maintained the attribution to Sanson on the newly engraved plates. Halma supplemented the Sanson maps with about a dozen new maps engraved in the same style as Sanson's, without any attribution on the maps, as well as 23 panoramic views of famous cities around the world. Condition: Issued folding with a hint of offsetting and an archivally repaired fold separation at top that just touches the neatline.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/17/2021