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Paris., 1707. Copper engraving. Original colour. Good condition - dark patches to lower margins, some offsetting and slight browning to centre-fold. Size: 63 x 50 cm. (25 x 19½ inches) Delisle was an important French cartographer of the early 18th century. He held the position of First Royal Geographer to the King. A map of Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia. From Africa in the west to the Arabian peninsula in the east and the Mediterranean sea in the north to Sudan in the south. Scales top right. Interesting notes in the countries explains who rules these areas. In Royaume de Gorhan it explains that these inhabitants have a particular language and reside in the desert. Atlas de Geographie.
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- Peter Harrington (GB)
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- DELISLE, Guillaume
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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.