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Matteo Florimi:  Cairus, Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs

City Plans & Views of African Cities


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Title: Cairus, Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs

Map Maker: Matteo Florimi

Place / Date: Siena / 1600 ca

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 19 x 13.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,200.00

Inventory ID: 33960


Description:

Rare 16th Century view of Cairo from a hillside opposite the Nile, by the Sienese map maker Matteo Florimi.

Florimi's view is drawn from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important town book of the 16th Century.

Elaborate detail, including fortified walls, buildings, publish places, etc. A number of horsemen and other costumed figures in the foreground.


Condition Description: Trimmed to the neatline and laid on a larger piece of old paper, as was typical of Lafreri School maps.


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Maps of Egypt
City Plans & Views of African Cities