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Number: 2413
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Cairo
Year of Origin: 1575
Title: Cairus, quae olim Babylon , Aegypti Maxima Urbs
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Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Cologne
Height: 33.0
Width: 48.6
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale:
Color Type: No Color
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Engraver:
Publisher: Franz Hogenberg
Georg Braun
Other Contributors: Joris Hoefnagel
Simon Novellanus
Northernmost Latitude: 30.3
Southernmost Latitude: 29.7
Westernmost Longitude: 31.0
Easternmost Longitude: 31.5
Measurement Notes: modern estimate
Notes: Bird's-eye view of Cairo with key to locations. The Civitates was compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral. Braun gathered together vast amounts of information and draft plans to produce over 500 city views and maps published in six parts between 1572 and 1617. Most of these engravings were made by Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg, many after drawings by Joris Hoefnagel.
Last updated: Jun 1, 2014