"Alexandrie, Gesticht van Alexander den Grooten, gelegen aen den Nyl… / Alexandria, Alexandri Magni opus, ad Nilum flumen…", Schenk, Pieter
Subject: Alexandria, Egypt
Period: 1702 (circa)
Publication: Hecatompolis, sive Totius Orbis Terrarum…
Color: Hand Color
10 x 8.5 inches
25.4 x 21.6 cm
This is a rare view of Alexandria from Schenk's important town atlas. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria was an important seaport on the Mediterranean. This view features "Pompey's Pillar," a Roman triumphal column, with the city in the background.