Auction 122, Lot 795

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

Subject: Egypt, Cairo

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.2 x 9.2 inches
38.6 x 23.4 cm

This early, 16th century woodblock city plan of Cairo has 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: B

The view has several scattered wormholes and some show through of the title, still an attractive example.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2007

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