Egypt East Africa Abyssinbia Arabia c.1805 Gridley engraved American made mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A Map of Egypt from the Best Authorities.
(Africa- Red Sea- Arabia- King David located).
Issued c.1800-10, NY or Phila. by A. Adams. Engraved by Gridley.
An engraved note notes the Portuguese found King David encamped in 1520, a likely reference to the mythical Kingdom of Prester John. Source of Nile shown as Lake Tzana within Abyssinia.
Uncommon early 19th century engraved map, with lovely hand color. Of note for the date and American production, among just a handful of maps produced in America around this time relating to this region and continent.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, extensive old paper tape repairs on reverse to fold lines and edges, right side blank margin backed with paper to strengthen and extend. Priced to account for the condition.
Sheet Measures c. 12 1/8"H x 8 3/8"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 11 1/2"H x 7 5/8"W.
Stauffer, American Engravers, v. 1, p. 111.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.2.