800.12 - Aegyptus Antiqua, ca 1650, by Dr. Thomas Fuller, England


An unusually attractive map of Egypt with excellent color and graphic representation of the region.  Filled with pictorial illustrations and embellishments to include an elaborate coat of arms and dedication to Henry Neville.  Engraved by Robert Vaughan, Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a respected English clergyman.  He produced the Cantabrigia ( bird’s-eye view of Cambridge), 1634; maps of the History of the Holy War, 1639 and A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine, 1650.  To finance the maps themselves, he added the sponsors coat of arms and a dedication, in this case noted in the lower left corner of the map.  The map is rated Excellent [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] printed on watermarked paper several worm tracks are noted.  A small amount of border at top has been professionally added.  It measures approximately (13.3″ 11.4″ – 33.8 x 29.0 cm).

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