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Auction 195, Lot 749

"Royme, et Desert de Barca et l'Egypte Divisee en ses Douze Cassifs, ou Gouvernemens", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1655 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

20.6 x 13.6 inches
52.3 x 34.5 cm
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This attractive map covers northern Africa from Tripoli to the Red Sea. The topography is mostly spurious with numerous mountain ranges and oases prominently located. The plinth-style title cartouche is flanked by pyramids. Engraved by Jean Somer.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A [17].

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on a bright sheet with a large easel watermark. There is a bit of extraneous creasing along the centerfold, a small abrasion in southern Egypt, and light soiling. There are dampstains along the edges of the sheet, entering the image at bottom left and center.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/15/2023