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The True Description of Cairo: A Sixteenth-Century Venetian View (Studies in the Arcadian Library) - 3 Volume set

£350.00

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In 1549 a Venetian print maker, Matteo Pagano, published a large woodblock print of an aerial view of the city of Cairo, accompanied by a Latin text ('Descriptio Alcahirae') attributed to the orientalist scholar, Guillaume Postel. The depiction of the city is sufficiently accurate that it allows for a detailed interpretation of the city to be made, and it remained the standard western representation of this fabled eastern city for the next 250 years. Nicholas Warner provides a context for Pagano's view of Cairo, a translation of Postel's text, and a commentary on the contents of the print itself in addition to the accompanying narrative. An index of subsequent revisions, and a superbly produced enhanced facsimile of the view itself is included.

Vol.1 includes 36 large colour plates, 5 black-and-white plates, and a modern facsimile of the original Latin text 'Descriptio Alchiriae'. Also two appendices: 'The Diffusion of Pagano's View', and 'The Letter of Pellegrino Brocardo'.

Vol.2 includes a modern facsimile of the original Latin text 'Descripto Alcahirae', 68 black-and-white images, and details of the view.

Vol.3 presents the aforementioned view of Cairo as featured in the other two volumes - which is a 'modern facsimile' of the original view i.e. with blemishes etc removed, packed in a slip case. It is the same size as the original, and folds out in a similar manner to an ordnance survey map. Printed in two colours to match the original.

Nicholas Warner is an architect, trained at Cambridge and Harvard, with a special interest in Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern architecture.

Our books are in excellent condition, with undamaged dust jackets, bound in red cloth with gilt titles & lily-of-the-valley motif on spines, and the same motif on the front. Inside the bindings are firm, all pages clean, and the books appear unused.






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Author(s):
Warner, N.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
33 x 25 x 9 cm (total)
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780197144060
Number of pages:
455
Publisher:
The Arcadian Library
Title:
The True Description of Cairo: A Sixteenth-Century Venetian View (Studies in the Arcadian Library) - 3 Volume set

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In 1549 a Venetian print maker, Matteo Pagano, published a large woodblock print of an aerial view of the city of Cairo, accompanied by a Latin text ('Descriptio Alcahirae') attributed to the orientalist scholar, Guillaume Postel. The depiction of the city is sufficiently accurate that it allows for a detailed interpretation of the city to be made, and it remained the standard western representation of this fabled eastern city for the next 250 years. Nicholas Warner provides a context for Pagano's view of Cairo, a translation of Postel's text, and a commentary on the contents of the print itself in addition to the accompanying narrative. An index of subsequent revisions, and a superbly produced enhanced facsimile of the view itself is included.

Vol.1 includes 36 large colour plates, 5 black-and-white plates, and a modern facsimile of the original Latin text 'Descriptio Alchiriae'. Also two appendices: 'The Diffusion of Pagano's View', and 'The Letter of Pellegrino Brocardo'.

Vol.2 includes a modern facsimile of the original Latin text 'Descripto Alcahirae', 68 black-and-white images, and details of the view.

Vol.3 presents the aforementioned view of Cairo as featured in the other two volumes - which is a 'modern facsimile' of the original view i.e. with blemishes etc removed, packed in a slip case. It is the same size as the original, and folds out in a similar manner to an ordnance survey map. Printed in two colours to match the original.

Nicholas Warner is an architect, trained at Cambridge and Harvard, with a special interest in Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern architecture.

Our books are in excellent condition, with undamaged dust jackets, bound in red cloth with gilt titles & lily-of-the-valley motif on spines, and the same motif on the front. Inside the bindings are firm, all pages clean, and the books appear unused.






Author(s):
Warner, N.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
33 x 25 x 9 cm (total)
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780197144060
Number of pages:
455
Publisher:
The Arcadian Library
Title:
The True Description of Cairo: A Sixteenth-Century Venetian View (Studies in the Arcadian Library) - 3 Volume set

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