"Wahrhafftige Abcontrafehtung der Mechtigen und Vesten Statt Alkair", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1580 (circa)
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.
Remargined at sides, and some repaired worm tracks in bottom margin.