A few crinkles and light creases. Original middle fold as issued. 1720 Overall size : 53.5 x 62 cm. Image size : 47 x 57 cm.Description: Antique map titled'Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi.. Original antique map of Egypt, focused on the Nile River Valley from the Mediterranean to below the First Cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile.
Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, the Sphinx, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces. Source unknown, to be determined. Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after'Homann Heirs'. Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702.
Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder's death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps.The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps. The item "Antique Map of Egypt and the Nile River (c.
1720)" is in sale since Monday, October 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "bartele-gallery" and is located in Langweer.
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