"Wahrhafftige Abcontrafehtung der Mechtigen und Vesten Statt Alkair", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Egypt, Cairo
Period: 1580 (circa)
Color: Black & White
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.
The view has several scattered wormholes and some show through of the title, still an attractive example.