Auction 112, Lot 698

"De Stadt Alexandrie of Scanderik - The City of Alexandria or Scanderik", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1668 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 10.3 inches
35.1 x 26.2 cm

Superb bird's-eye plan/view of the coastal city of Alexandria with various types of ships and boats in the harbor. Keys in both Dutch and English flank the title. Dapper's important Description of Africa was one of the most important seventeenth century works about the continent, compiled from contemporary eye-witness sources.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/28/2005

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