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de BRUYN, C. - Tyrus.

de BRUYN,  C. - Tyrus.
Tyrus. - de BRUYN, C.
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Title : Tyrus..
Map maker : de BRUYN, C..
Date : Amsterdam, 1700.
Size : 9.1 x 24.8 inches. / 23.0 x 63.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :This hand-coloured, copper plate engraving shows a view of the port and city of Tyrus or Tyre, Lebanon. This scarce topographical print by de Bruyn is from: 'Voyage au Levant…” published by Henri de Kroonevelt, Delft, 1700.
Tyre is a port town in the south of Lebanon and was the mythical birthplace of Europa & Elissa. The view shows the ancient Roman ruins along the coastline with several ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
Cornelis de Bruyn (also spelled Cornelius de Bruyn, 1652 – 1726/7) was a Dutch artist and traveler. He made two large international tours and published illustrated books with engravings of his observations. Best known as a landscape artist, de Bruyn travelled widely to Vienna, on to Rome then to Smyrna, Constantinople, Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Everywhere he went Le Bruyn depicted the scenes around him, he specialized in places of antiquity or historic interest, and his are the first images of the interior of a pyramid and Jerusalem to be widely available to Westerners.
Condition : In very good condition with a couple of professionally repaired margin tears. Several vertical foldings, as issued. With age toning.

ID: 92432

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