Auction 97, Lot 396

"Damascus, vrbs nobilissima ad Libanum montem, Totius Syriae Metropolis", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Syria

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

14 x 12.7 inches
35.6 x 32.3 cm

Handsome bird's eye plan of the walled city with the large mosques featured prominently. Men and camels are in the foreground. Strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: A

Attractive later color in the appropriate style. Tissue repair of centerfold and a marginal tear at bottom

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/5/2001