"Aegypti Recentior Descriptio: Aegyptis & Turcis Elchibith; Arabibus Mesre & Misri, Hebraeis Mitsraim", Jansson/Valck & Schenk
Subject: Egypt & Arabia
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15.8 inches
49.5 x 40.1 cm
This is a wonderful map of Egypt oriented with north to the right. Cairo is here named Alcairo, and the area surrounding the city is replete with detail, including a mention of the Pyramids. The detail becomes increasingly scarce as you go away from the city; instead there are charming camels, goats, horses, sheep and Nile crocodiles, one of whom is shown carrying her baby in her mouth. The cartouche is surrounded by people of the region with the Pyramids in the background. This is the second state with the addition of a graticule, the Tropic of Cancer, and Valck & Schenk's imprint at bottom left.
References: cf. Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8650:1.
A dark impression with full contemporary color on a lightly toned sheet with several small holes in the image at bottom center and a 1" crack at top center caused by the oxidation of the green pigment that has been closed on verso with archival tape.