Auction 121, Lot 785

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

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.2 x 9.2 inches
38.6 x 23.4 cm

An outstanding 16th century woodblock city 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

Margins with a couple of spots of toning and one binding hole, not affecting the plan.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/26/2007

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