Auction 111, Lot 679

"Wahrhafftige Abcontrafehtung der Mechtigen und Vesten Statt Alkair", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Egypt - Cairo

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

15.5 x 9.5 inches
39.4 x 24.1 cm

16th century woodblock city plan of Cairo with amazing detail of the buildings, gardens, temples, palaces, farms, and markets. The Nile is shown with fishing boats, irrigation systems and even crocodiles. The pyramids are also depicted. Title is printed on verso.


Condition: B

Toned, more so at centerfold. Narrow side margins as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 6/8/2005