Egypt w/ Crocodilopolis Aphrodite Apollo 1799 Tanner & Low map Wheat & Brun #862Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Egypt from the Best Authorities.
(Africa, North Africa, Egypt, Nubia, Nile River, Red Sea, Alexandria, Cairo, Crocodilopolis).
Issued c. 1799, New York by Low. Engraved by Tanner.
Fascinating assortment of place names including many which are likely entirely fictitious or apocryphal, such as Crocodilopolis, Aphroditopolis, Elephantina, Apollonopolis, etc. Also shown is a location where "oil of petrol" is found, caravan routes and the "Route of the Pilgrims to Mecca".
Early 19th century engraved map. Display a nice strong impression, charming example of early American cartographic engraving.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, overall browning, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 10" H x 16" W.
Engraved area measures c. 7 3/4" H x 14" W.
Wheat & Brun, Maps Published in America Before 1800, #862. (slightly variant imprint below bottom border).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.