"De Stadt Cairus", Dapper, Olivier
Period: 1668 (circa)
Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten
Color: Hand Color
13.7 x 9.2 inches
34.8 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. Dapper's important Description of Africa was one of the most important seventeenth century works about the continent, compiled from contemporary eye-witness sources.
Old paper repair on fold in bottom margin.