Auction 95, Lot 331

"Carte de l'Egypte de la Nubie de l'Abissinie etc.", Leth, Hendrik de

Subject: Northeast Africa and Arabia

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.4 x 19 inches
56.9 x 48.3 cm

Henrik de Leth was successor to the Visscher firm and a skilled engraver as well as a mapseller and publisher. This handsome map is based on the work of the important French cartographer Guillaume de l'Isle. 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.

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Condition: A

Fine original coloring and a superb impression.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/13/2001

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