City views, Egypt, Alexandria
"Alexandria Aegypti emporium...."
Copper etching. Original hand-coloring. Published in "Civitates Orbis Terrarum"
By Georg Braun (1541-1622) and Frans Hogenberg (1535 - 1590), Cologne, ca. 1580.
A highly decorative bird's eye view of this antique city in the delta of the Nile river.
Verso: descriptive text in Latin
Reenforced bottom margin and along centerfold.
Alongside centerfold are traces of age and use.. Otherwise very nice condition
36 x 48 cm (ca. 14.2 x 19")