Auction 116, Lot 704

"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.


Condition: A

Minor printer's crease else fine. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/20/2006