Aegyptus Antiqua Divisa in Nomos Authore P. Duval Abbevilliense Regis Christianissimi Geographo
Attractive 17th-century map of Egypt with ancient place names.
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This is Pierre Duval’s presentation of the natural and cultural landscape of Ancient Egypt, published in Janssonius’ famed Atlas Major. It conveys a sense of this land of empires and kings from millennia prior, plotting and illustrating cities like Babylon, Memphis, and Nilopolis, rather than contemporary Arabic language centers like Cairo, Port Said, or Giza. The most easily recognizable city today is of course Alexandria, one of the premier cities of the ancient world. The pyramids are also shown.
The map is oriented to the west; the great deserts of Libya are located at top, the Mediterranean at right, the Red Sea and part of the Sinai Peninsula along the bottom, and Nubia to the left. The title cartouche states that the cartography is the work of Duval. The map has been dedicated to Doviat Sgr. de Montreuille, reflecting Duval’s royal connections to the French Court.
Minor smudges and remnants of hanging tape. Minor repairs. A fine, attractive image.