Copper-line engraving. C1690. 320mm by 670mm (sheet). A view of Pompey's Pillar with Alexandria in the background.
Cornelis de Bruijn was a Dutch artist and traveler. He is best known for his drawings of the ruins of Persepolis, the first reliable pictures of this palace to be accessible for western scholars, but his visits also included the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Jerusalem, Russia and the East Indies.Folds as issued, but conserved to lie flat and laid onto Japanese paper." Item #852