"Damascus, urbs nobilissima ad Libanum montem, Totius Syriae Metropolis", Braun & Hogenberg
Subject: Syria, Damascus
Period: 1580 (circa)
Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
14 x 12.6 inches
35.6 x 32 cm
Handsome bird's-eye plan of the ancient city within its defensive walls is set against a background of mountains. The fine buildings, mosques, ruins and gardens are beautifully presented and Arab figures, camels and palm trees are shown in the foreground. Latin text on verso.
Minor printer's crease else fine. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.