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Francois De Belleforest:  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: Francois De Belleforest

Place / Date: Paris / 1575

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 19 x 13.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $675.00

Inventory ID: 35900


Description:

Rare 16th Century view of Cairo from a hillside opposite the Nile, published in Paris in 1575.

De Belleforest'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: Minor fold split, repaired on verso.


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