Nova Aegypti Tabula
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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.
region: Maps of Northern Africa
mapmaker: J. Blaeu
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1662-
medium and colour: copperplate, colouredref: 38345
size in mm: 440 by 520mm (17.25 by 20.5 inches).
literature: Koeman / Van der Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici II, [8650:2]
Price: £ 800£ 400
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