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Auction 96, Lot 459

"Aegyptus Hodierna…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1725 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.1 x 21.4 inches
46 x 54.4 cm
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Superb large map 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 rapids, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming and ancient furnaces. Original full color with uncolored scenes.


Condition: B

Damp stain in upper left corner, just entering map and a small stain in bottom border. Map itself is very good with a sharp impression.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2001