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Auction 191, Lot 751

"Carte de l Egypte de la Nubie de l'Abissinie &c.", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Northeastern Africa & Arabia

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.1 inches
56.9 x 48.5 cm
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This very detailed and fascinating map of northeastern Africa, the Red Sea and the Arabian peninsula shows the political divisions and kingdoms, roads, topography, settlements, encampments and much more. The Nile originates in the mountains near the L. de Dambee. The map is filled with notations concerning the various tribes, trade routes, and the location of emeralds. This edition was published by Henry de Leth.

References: cf. Norwich #298.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color on a faintly toned sheet. There is show-through of a tape stain on verso at bottom left.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/8/2023