Auction 117, Lot 813

"Wahrhafftige Abcontrafehtung der Mechtigen und Vesten Statt Alkair", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.3 x 11 inches
38.9 x 27.9 cm

This is a comprehensive 16th century woodblock plan of Cairo with amazing detail of the buildings, gardens, temples, palaces, farms, and markets. The Nile is shown with fishing boats, irrigation systems and even crocodiles. The pyramids are also depicted. Title is printed on verso.

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Condition: A

Couple of printer's creases, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/6/2006

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