1745 Aegypti ac Nobilissimi eius Fluminis a Cataractis usque ad Ostia Fidelis atque Accurata Descriptio
By: Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
Date: 1745 (dated) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 24.5 x 19 inches (62.25 x 48.25 cm)
This is an authentic antique map of Egypt focusing on the Nile River. The map was engraved by J. Condet in 1745 and published in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier.
This striking map shows the delineation of the Nile River from just south of Aswan to the Mediterranean. Loads of information is depicted including the locations of cities and towns (marked in red), smaller villages, ancient towns, pyramids, ruins, monasteries, temples, and sanctuaries. Five inserts show the Nile delta according to Herodotus, Strabo, Diodorus, Pliny and Ptolemy. Just below, is an extensive panel of text regarding the geography of Egypt and an index key.
Condition: Map is in A+ condition, with full margins, original color, and a nice impression on heavy paper.
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