October 27, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
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Lot 270: Anville - Memoires sur l'Egypte ancienne et moderne, suivis d(16 views)
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Description: (Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d') Memoires sur l'Egypte ancienne et moderne, suivis d'une description du Golfe Arabique ou de la Mer Rouge, first edition , 7 engraved maps (6 folding), maps 5 & 6 together form a map of Egypt, maps 6 & 7 together form a map of the Red Sea, a few leaves a little spotted and browned, lower hinge cracked, contemporary calf, rubbed, joints splitting, a little loss to spine, red morocco label on spine, [Blackmer 40; Attabey 27; Gay 3], 4to, Paris, l'Imprimerie Royale, 1766. Contains "the first really modern map of Arabia." - Tibbetts.
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