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[Pharos of Alexandria]

Image ID: 1625172

[Pharos of Alexandria]

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Pharos of Alexandria]

Creator(s)

: Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard, 1656-1723 -- Artist
White, Robert, 1645-1703 -- Engraver

Additional Name(s)

: Bowles, John, 1701-1779 -- Publisher

Medium

: Engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 19 x 24.5 cm.

Notes

: Printed below image: "The Pharos of Ptolemy King of Egypt was built AM [anno mundi] 3670 at the entrance of the Port Alexandria, and on account of its magnificence has transmitted its name Pharos to all other sea Light Houses. The Tower consisted of several Stories & the Lanthorn at top was of prodigious height. Gnidius the builder dedicated it to the King by an inscription cut in Mortar, which being effaced by time another inscription app ....
[See More...] Note 2.) Source information not available. Discoloration on image and damage to edges and corners.

Source

: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Seven wonders of the world

Source Description

: 1 folder (45 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC-WON SEV

Digital ID

: 1625172

Record ID

: 1764291

Digital Item Published

: 12-24-2008; updated 8-24-2011

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