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LE BRUYN, Cornelius.

A Portal of Persepolis. A Piece of the Side of a Window fill’d with Characters. A Portal of Persepolis.

Plate 12, 9 & 13.

Published: Travels in the Levant. c.1698

Stock code: 57521

Price: £45

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Interesting engraving showing the ruins of Persepolis, including some mysterious “characters” in cuneiform (which was only deciphered in the 19th century). Cornelis de Bruyn is remembered chiefly for the records of his extensive travels in Egypt, Persia, India, and other countries, illustrated with his own designs.

Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition; a repair along the bottom of the left vertical fold and some light darkening along the right vertical fold. Size: 38.5 x 16.5 cm. (15 x 6 inches)

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