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Ancient beacon of the Mediterranean: The Pharos of Alexandria.

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Names
Oakley, Harold (Artist)
Thiersch, Friedrich von (1852-1921) (Renderer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1924
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON SEV
Topics
Seven Wonders of the World
Harbors -- Egypt -- Alexandria
Lighthouses -- Egypt -- Alexandria
Sailboats -- Egypt -- Alexandria
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Statement of Responsibility: "Specially painted for 'Wonders of the Past,' after a reconstruction by F. Thiersch."--printed below image.

Content : Printed on border: "What the famous Pharos of Alexandria was like we only gather from descriptions by early travellers, and reconstructions by archaeologists, upon which the above picture is based. One of the Seven Wonders, it was a structure of singular grace and beauty. Built by Sostratus of Cnidus, at the command of Ptolemy Philadelphus, its height is estimated to have been between 350 feet and 600 feet, while its light is said to have been visible 27 miles out at sea."

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Physical Description
Form: Halftone photomechanical prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 24 x 17 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: b64c7ba0-c5bf-012f-cfa0-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1924: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ancient beacon of the Mediterranean: The Pharos of Alexandria." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1924. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d43-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ancient beacon of the Mediterranean: The Pharos of Alexandria." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d43-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1924). Ancient beacon of the Mediterranean: The Pharos of Alexandria. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d43-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Ancient beacon of the Mediterranean: The Pharos of Alexandria.