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This is a very uncommon map of the Upper Nile portion of Egypt and the Red Sea area.   The map is oriented with north to the left.   Two groups of pyramids are shown.  While many settlements are shown, the largest are Cairo and Alexandria.  Finely ornamented with title and distance scale (German miles) cartouches. 

1650 Blaeu Map of Egypt

SKU: 2426a
  • Title

    Nova Aegypti Tabula

  • Map Maker Specifics

    Blaeu [family], 1650 c., Amsterdam

  • Size

    17.3 x 20.4 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Excellent-very good.  Nice clear strike on thick paper stock.  Slight toning.  Nice color outlines.  Wide margins and issued centerfold.

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