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Auction 94, Lot 395

"Aegyptus Hodierna…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.1 x 21 inches
46 x 53.3 cm
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Superb large map of Egypt with incredible detail along the course of the Nile River. At the confluence of the White and Blue Nile Homann depicts a huge series of cataracts. Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces.


Condition: A

Original full color with uncolored scenes. Minor staining in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/7/2001