1588 Braun & Hogenberg - Damascus, urbs nobilissima ad Libanum montem Totius Syriae Metropolis [old color]

SOLD: 1588 Braun & Hogenberg bird's-eye-view of Damascus

Title:

Damascus, urbs nobilissima ad Libanum montem Totius Syriae Metropolis

Map maker:

Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg

Place and Year:

Cologne, 1588

Dimensions:

35.5 x 32 cm (14 x 12.5 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Original hand color

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Striking town plan of Damascus from a Latin edition of Braun & Hogenberg's Civitas Orbis Terrarum first issued in 1588.

Shows the fortified walls of the city and various buildings, public squares and other places of interest, with costumed locals and camels in the foreground.

CONDITION NOTES

Minor repairs on verso.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00008

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