Auction 111, Lot 607

"Cabanes simples des Arabiens sur la Riviere de l'Euphrate [on sheet with] Machine pour tirer l'eau de l Euphrate, pour arroser les terres", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Iraq

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Galerie agreable du monde

Color: Black & White

15.5 x 9 inches
39.4 x 22.9 cm

Pair of engravings showing the people of the region of the Euphrates River. At left is a bathing scene and at right are a group of men and carrier pigeons with an irrigation pump in the background. Enclosed in an elaborate picture-frame style border.


Condition: A

Impression is a bit weak in the left panel, perhaps intentionally to disguise the nakedness of the people.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/8/2005