800.02 - Aegyptus Hordierna, ca 1740, by Johann Baptist Homann, Nuremberg
This is indeed a beautiful graphic map of Egypt, centered on the Nile River Valley. It covers the region from the Mediterranean to below the First Cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. Striking embellishments include Sphinx, pyramids, scenes of embalming and ancient furnaces. A good and crisp impression in full original color; the map is rated Excellent [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with only a small tear noted in the left blank margin that has been archaically repaired. The map measures approximately ( 18.6″ x 22.1″ 47.3 x 55.9 cm ).