"Cabanes Simples des Arabiens sur la Riviere de l'Euphrate [on sheet with] Machine pour Tirer l'Eau de l'Euphrate, pour Arroser les Terres", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1729 (circa)
Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde
Color: Black & White
15.5 x 9.1 inches
39.4 x 23.1 cm
Pair of engravings showing the people of the region of the Euphrates River. At left is a bathing scene and at right are a group of men and carrier pigeons with an irrigation pump in the background. Enclosed in an elaborate picture-frame style border.
Impression is a bit weak in the left panel, perhaps intentionally to disguise the nakedness of the people, on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There are two very small holes in the image and marginal foxing.