[Map of Southern Europe, Asia Minor and the Arabian Peninsula]Allgemeine Landkarte andeutend an welchem Orte jedes von denen in diesem ersten Buch angeführten Gebaudengelegen.
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Title in Arabic, with additional text in French and German. Foxed.
Plate from the 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) by Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. This map was included to show the location of the buildings illustrated in the first part of the work. These include six of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (the Pyramids at Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse at Alexandria), all of which are represented by small vignettes. With key listing plates in the first part of Fischer's book.
[Ref: 33395] £450.00