Auction 130, Lot 776

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

Subject: Egypt, Cairo

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

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 with German text.

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Condition: A

The fold has been professionally repaired with binding holes in the margins and worm holes in the image expertly infilled.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009

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