Auction 115, Lot 683

"A Plan of the City of Babylon", Stackhouse, Thomas

Subject: Iraq

Period: 1771 (published)

Publication: New History of the Bible

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 13 inches
21.6 x 33 cm

Plan of the ancient walled city, now in ruins, situated approximately 60 miles south of Baghdad. The plan depicts the famous hanging gardens, one of the wonders of the ancient world, the tower of Babel and several palaces and monuments. In the foreground is a scene of potentates and an elephant on the river bank.

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Condition: A

Side margin extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006

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