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Pharos of Alexandria.
Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard (1656-1723) (Artist)
Bowles, John (1701-1779) (Publisher)
White, Robert (1645-1703) (Engraver)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Created: unknown
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON SEV
Seven Wonders of the World
Harbors -- Egypt -- Alexandria
Lighthouses -- Egypt -- Alexandria
Towers -- To 499
Content: 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 appeared finely cut in Marble, viz. Sostrates Gnidius son of Dixiphenes has consecrated this work to the Gods our Preservers for the benefit of sea faring Men." Printed on border: "Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse [in] Cornhill."
Source note: Source information not available.
Physical Description
Discoloration on image and damage to edges and corners.
Extent: 1 print : b ; 19 x 24.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): babc2d60-c5bf-012f-6a06-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • : Created
  • 1656: Creator Born
  • 1723: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Pharos of Alexandria.