"Gezicht der Stadt en Have van Ptolemais in Fenicie", Calmet, Augustin
Subject: Acre, Israel
Period: 1725 (circa)
Publication: Het Algemeen Groot Historisch … Woord-Boek, van den Gantschen H. Bijbel
Color: Black & White
16.6 x 10.5 inches
42.2 x 26.7 cm
This copper engraving is from Calmet's encyclopedic dictionary on all aspects of the history, geography, and culture of the Bible and Biblical times. The bird's-eye view depicts the ancient harbor city of Ptolemais in Phoenicia, showing the elaborate system of fortifications. Two galley ships are shown in the foreground. Ptolemais is now known as Acre, one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in Israel.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins and minor soiling.