Alexandria, Vetustissimum Aegypti Emporium, Amplissima Civitas. Braun, Hogenberg.

Alexandria, Vetustissimum Aegypti Emporium, Amplissima Civitas ...

Nd, ca. 1575. Maps. Bird's eye view of the walled city of Alexandria, Egypt, with the mosque and Domus Alexandri Magni as the focal point. From Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Uncolored, with vignettes of camels, a column of Pompeii, people in native garb, many sailing ships and triremes on the Mediterranean Sea, and the famous lighthouse (here "Ganophalo") one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Image size 19 x 14 1/4". Paper size: 20 x 15 3/8". With period ink notation "Alexandrie en Egypte" below the lower left rule, some very light foxing in margins, lightly tipped on to stiffer stock, overall very good. References: Fauser, A. 175; Rumsey 12126.000; OCLC 494376435. Item #15897

Price: $750.00

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