Auction 107, Lot 523

"De Stadt Cairus", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1636 (circa)

Publication: Description de L’ Afrique

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 9.2 inches
34.3 x 23.4 cm

Striking copper engraving providing a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding countryside, which includes a depiction of the pyramids. The foreground is filled with travelers, donkeys, camels and oxen. The view was copied from the Braun and Hogenberg view of 1552.


Condition: A

Fine sharp impression. Small tear in upper right corner caused by hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 6/9/2004