Karte von Egypten.
Augsburg, Joh. Walch, 1798. Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 54.5 cm x 49.2 cm. Sheet Size: 67.3 cm x 55.1 cm. Original map. In very good condition. Large margin between plate and sheet edges. Some spotting along sheet edges beyond map border. Central vertical fold as issued. Map is orientated to the north.
Hand-coloured border with latitudinal and longitudinal lines along margins. Coloured interior map borders. Inset box in top right corner shows plan of the port of Alexandria. Bottom corner shows Pompey’s Pillar, Cleopatra’s Obelisk (Needle) and Obelisk of Matareen (Senusret).
Robert de Vaugondy (1723, Paris – 1786) was an 18th-century French geographer.
The son of Robert de Vaugondy, he was appointed geographer of the King by Louis XV, geographer of the Duke of Lorraine by Stanislaw Leszczynski, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Duke of Lorraine. Together, father and son published their best-known work, the Atlas Universel (1757). The atlas took fifteen years to create and was released in a folio and ¾ folio edition; both are rare and highly sought-after today. Together and individually, father and son were known for their exactitude and depth of research. In 1773, he became royal censor for works related to geography, navigation and travels. (Wikipedia)