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This is a two map sheet of Upper Egypt and Carthage, or modern Tunis.  Settlements, notably Alexandria, Cairo, and of course Carthage are shown together with many others.  The Pyramids and the Carthage aqueducts appear on the two maps as well, together with topographic features. The map of Carthage also features several ships and Sea Monsters in Mediterranean Sea.    

1535 Ortelius Map of Egypt and Carthage

SKU: 2426c
  • Title

    Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [on sheet with] Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus

  • Map Maker Specifics

    A Ortelius, 1535, Antwerp

  • Size

    12.4 x 9 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Very good.  Clear strike on thick paper.  Slight toning.  Slight staining in margin.  One small marginal foxing spot.  Very good color.

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