1770 – G. B. Probst – Pyramides Aegyptiae
Title: “Pyramides Aegyptiae, miraculum mundi tertium.”
Very decorative view of the pyramids, the Giza pyramid complex, Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it’s the only one still in exist from of the ancient Wonders. The description below in Latin, French, Italian and German. Engraving was made for viewing in a zograscope, called Optical print or Vue’ d’Optique or Guckkastenblatt.
The engraving comes from the series: “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” in four languages, after Maarten van Heemskerck drawings, published by Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, 1770.
Cartographer: Georg Balthasar Probst (1732–1801)
Sheet size: 41,3 x 30,2 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Reasonable condition. Original hand coloring. Narrow margin. Several small splits along the edges.
This is an original antique map published in 1770 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
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