1868 Dapper Map of Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352560048232 1868 Dapper Map of Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Nova Ægypti Tabula. Description: This is a 1686 Olfert Dapper map of Egypt and the western Middle East. Oriented towards the east, the map depicts the region from the Mediterranean Sea to Abyssinia, or approximately modern-day Ethiopia, and from the Arabian Peninsula past the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula to Libya. A rather detailed depiction of the region, numerous cities are labeled, including Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt and Jerusalem and Hebron in the Holy Land (Terra Sancta, as it is labeled on the map). The vast majority of the cities are situated along the Nile, which appears to divide the map in two before branching out into the Nile Delta. This allowed the cities a secure source of water. The Pyramids at Giza are illustrated, although a great number more than are actually present in Giza. Mountains are illustrated in southern Egypt, Libya, and the Arabian Peninsula, one of which bears the label Mt. Sinai. Several large lakes are illustrated near the bottom border of the map, which may correspond to the handful of small oases which are still located in that general area. A decorative title cartouche is situated in the upper left corner, while a decorative cartouche, surrounded by cherubs, in the lower right corner bears the scale. This map was produced by Olfert Dapper and published by in the French edition of Description of Africa entitled Description de L'Afrique and published in 1686. Size: Printed area measures 11.25 inches high by 14.25 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.

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