Auction 140, Lot 819

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $200

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Closed on 5/23/2012

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