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Number: 3206
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Cairo
Year of Origin: 1615
Title: Le Grand Caire
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
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Engraver: Jacob Garnich Nancy
Publisher: Baron Henry de Beauvau
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Notes: [PENDING BURTON ARRIVAL]A bird's-eye view of Cairo, Egypt, from Henry de Beauvau's 'Relation Journaliere du Voyage du Levant' first published in 1608. The 1615 edition offered here is the first to be illustrated. 'Beauveau, diplomat and general. undertook his journey in 1604 from near Venice, de Beauveau being at that time in the service of de Salignac, French ambassador to the Porte. He had previously taken part in the Turkish-Hungarian campaign in the service of the Emporer Rudolph III' (Blackmer sale). Blackmer 106; Brunet I.724; Laor 951-4; Rohricht 898; Sotheby's Blackmer sale 12 October 1989 lot 23; Stylianou 106-8; Zacharakis 125-142.
Last updated: May 9, 2017