Alexandria

000233
  • Author: Braun & Hogenberg
  • Date: 1572
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 19" x 14 3/8"
  • Centimeters: 48.72 x 36.86
  • Price: Sold
Description:

ALEXANDRIA, Vetustissimum Aegypti Emporium, Amplissima Civitas .Penon de Veles, etc., from Civitates Orbis Terrarum,... Part 2. Cologne, 1575-1612. Braun, G., Hogenberg, F.

A bird's eye view of Alexandria, built on the western edge of the Nile Delta, and dominated by the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque. The city fortifications are depicted, as well as other architectural landmarks. Beautifully drawn European sailing ships and Egyptian vessels ply the harbor and surrounding turbulent Mediterranean waters.
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