Auction 89, Lot 255

"Carte de l'Egypte de la Nubie de l'Abissinie",

Subject: Northeastern Africa and Arabia

Period: 1749 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 22.2 inches
48.8 x 56.4 cm

Henrik de Leth was successor to the Visscher firm and a skilled engraver as well as a mapseller and publisher. The map is based on the work of the famous French cartographer Guillame de lsle. It is a very detailed and fascinating map of northeastern Africa, the Red Sea and the Arabian peninsula showing the political divisions and Kingdoms. The Nile originates in the 'Lake de Danee'. Splendid original coloring. Tiny split in bottom margin, else very fine.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/8/1999

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