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Nova Aegypti Tabula

Nova Aegypti Tabula : J. Blaeu

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A finely engraved and impressive map of Egypt, Arabia Deserta and a large section of the Red Sea. Orientated with north to the left, with the Nile thus flowing across the page. The map, with good detail of the Nile Delta is decorated with Arab figures and putti supporting the title cartouche and mileage scale. This large map appeared in Blaeu's monumental "Atlas Maior", one of the greatest atlas publications in printing history.
mapmaker: J. Blaeu  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1662
medium and colour: copperplate, coloured
size in mm: 440 by 520mm (17¼ by 20½ inches).
ref: 38345
literature: Koeman / Van der Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici II, [8650:2]

Price: £ 800

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