[Egypt]. - Cairo. Cairus, quae olim Babylon; Aegypti maxima urbs.

Siena, M. Florimi, c. 1595.

Plan view, semi-bird's-eye perspective, with key. 465 x 340 mm. Framed and glazed.


Rare view of Cairo, based on the view in the "Civitates orbis terrarum" by Braun and Hogenberg.

Matteo Florimi, a student of A. Lafrery and C. Duchet, moved to Siena in 1581, where he worked as a publisher and dealer in books and prints, often for A. Carracci, C. Galle, and P. de Jode.

A longish tear to the left edge, touching the image (ca 20 cm), trimmed to the borders, smoothed creases.

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