Egypt Nubia Abyssinia 1787 Red Sea Arabia Happy & Desert Mecca Medina shownBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
(Nubia, Abissinia, Mediterranean Sea, Cairo)
Issued 1787, Paris by Bonne
Fine, appealing and interesting antique engraved map with a profusion of interesting interior details for this era. Within Arabia is seen the name Happy (heureuse) as well as the important cities of Mecca & Medina. Coastal Africa across the Red Sea is filled with all sorts of names likely now vanished, including Fungi, Derin, Nubie Turque (Turkish Nubia), Alaba, Bizao, Dungola, and so on. Many small territorial political divisions are shown within Abyssinia, leading one to speculate as to what precisely is being shown (tribes?) and how historically accurate are they?
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original centerfold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15 3/8" H x 11 5/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 13 1/4" H x 9" W