Auction 124, Lot 695

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

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Hand Color

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.


Condition: B+

Remargined at sides, and some repaired worm tracks in bottom margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/7/2008