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Auction 188, Lot 617


"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

Subject: Iraq

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde

Color: Black & White

15.5 x 9.1 inches
39.4 x 23.1 cm
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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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $16

Closed on 6/22/2022