1770 – L. J. Mondhare – Les Piramides d’Egipte


Title:           “Les Piramides d’Egipte regardés comme une des merveilles du Monde.”


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. Engraving was made for viewing in a zograscope, called Optical print or Vue’ d’Optique or Guckkastenblatt.

The engraving published by Louis-Joseph Mondhare in Paris, 1770.

Publisher:              Louis-Joseph Mondhare
Sheet size:               53,5 x 37,0 cm
Year:                         1770
Technique:             copper engraving

Good, original condition. Contemporary hand coloring. Few small marginal splits and losses along the edges. General age-related toning and occasional minor defects from handling.

This is an original antique map published in 1770 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


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