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Auction 167, Lot 404

"De Stadt Alexandrie of Scanderik / La Ville de Alexandrie ou Scanderik, en Egypte", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Alexandria, Egypt

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: La Galerie Agreable Du Monde

Color: Black & White

13.8 x 10.3 inches
35.1 x 26.2 cm

This superb bird's-eye plan/view depicts the coastal city of Alexandria with various types of ships and boats in the harbor. Keys in both Dutch and French flank the title. It is a slightly revised edition of a view that first appeared in Ogilby's book on Africa in 1670.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3485 v. 60, no. 1 #8.

Condition: A+

A dark impression on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/28/2018