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Auction 182, Lot 654

"De Stad Babilon",

Subject: Babylon, Iraq

Period: 1740 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Historie

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 12 inches
46.2 x 30.5 cm
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A lovely imagined view of ancient Babylon with the Tower of Babel. A procession of men with elephants, camels, and livestock fill the foreground. Published in Algemeene Histori, Beschreven door een Gezelschap van Geleerde Mannen in Engeland … IV Deel by Hermanus Besseling.


Condition: B+

A nice impression, issued folding and now flattened. There are two short edge tears that just enter the image that were previously repaired with non-archival tape causing some stains, and the tape has since been removed and the tears repaired archivally.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021