Auction 112, Lot 697

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

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.2 x 9.2 inches
38.6 x 23.4 cm

An outstanding 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.

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Condition: B

Trimmed to neatline at sides. Old color with a bit of soil.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/28/2005

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