Abidos in Asia – Dapper (1677)



Description: Antique print, titled: ‘Abidos in Asia’ – View of Abydos, an ancient town of Asia Minor on the Asian coast of the Hellespont (in modern-day Turkey).


Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Olfert Dapper’ after an anonymous artist. Olfert Dapper (c. 1635 – 1689) was a Dutch physician and writer. He wrote books about history and geography, although he never travelled outside Holland. Until today, his book Description of Africa (1668) is a key text for Africanists.

  • Date: 1677
  • Technic: Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Overall size: 15,1 x 12,7 inch
  • Image size: 13,2 x 10,8 inch
  • Condition: Good, given age. Some minor crinkles or creases. A few tiny spots. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • PartNumber: PCT-58750
  • Storage Location: BG-B6-27 Iscra
  • Price : 347,5 Euro / 415 USD / 6.000.000 IDR