Auction 97, Lot 470

"Carte de l'Egypte Ancienne et Moderne", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

18.1 x 25 inches
46 x 63.5 cm

Very fine large map of the Nile River valley with superb detail of cities, towns, villages, monasteries, canals, pyramids, mosques, ruins and much more. Across the Red Sea are details of where the Children of Israel wandered in the deserts of Sinai. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche, featuring the pyramids and the Sphinx, engraved by Elisabeth Haussard.

References: Pedley #431

Condition: A

Some chipping in margins, which are very wide. Tiny pinhole at centerfold. Later color.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/5/2001