Mosque El Mooristan, Cairo.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Jan.y 1st 1849.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 530 x 325mm (20¾ x 12¾").
The Mosque of Sultan Qalawan, part of the complex built in 1284 that included Mamluk Sultan Qalawun's maristan ('hospital'), the mosque, a madrassa ('school'), and the sultan's own tomb. The madrassa of Qalawun was built with stone cannibalized from the pyramid and included a public library.
[Ref: 34898] £780.00