Les deux P˙ramides dela hauteur d'un Stade, que Moeris Roi d'Egypte fit dresser pour soi et pour la Reine prés de son Mausolée au Milieu du grand Lac, fair parses ordres et appelle de son nom.
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
A pair of pyramids in Meroë, a kingdom of the Upper Nile, set on an island, a temple between them. It was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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