"The City of Babylon", Mynde, James
Subject: Babylon, Iraq
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Black & White
18.1 x 12.8 inches
46 x 32.5 cm
An uncommon engraving showing the legendary city of Babylon, the most important city of Mesopotamia, whose name is thought to mean the gate of the gods. The meticulously laid-out city is surrounded by walls and canals with the Euphrates flowing through the center. The magnificent palaces, sanctuaries and tower of Babel are all depicted. In the foreground the road leading to the city is filled with elephants, camels, merchants and shepherds.
Issued folding with light scattered foxing. There is a 1.5" binding tear at right and a 1.5" fold separation at bottom that have been closed on verso with tape.