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Title
Pharos at Alexandria
Names
Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard, 1656-1723 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1810
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON SEV
Topics
Seven Wonders of the World
Navigation
Harbors -- Egypt -- Alexandria
Lighthouses -- Egypt -- Alexandria
Mediterranean Sea
Smoke
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Source note: Tableau historique des costumes, des moeurs et des usages des principeaux peuples de l''antiquité et du moyen age. (Metz : Collignon, 1810) Spalart, Robert von, Author.
Physical Description
Etchings
Hand coloring
Extent: 19 x 27 cm
"T.HH." "V.ü.d.K. IAb.II.Th" "Antiq. Tom. II."--lettered in plate.
"Pharos at Alexandria as conceived in 1810 from early manuscript."--written on border.
Description
Image depiction appears to be based on an engraving by Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach in his "Entwurff einer historischen Architectur," first published 1721. The image reflects some characteristics of travellers' accounts prior to the building's destruction.The smoke rising from the top was produced by fires burning within the structure, which was reflected by mirrors to produce the light sailors used for navigation.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4f36020-c5bf-012f-00df-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1656: Creator Born
  • 1723: Creator Died
  • 1810: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Pharos at Alexandria" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1810. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d3f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Pharos at Alexandria" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 3, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d3f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1810). Pharos at Alexandria Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d3f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Pharos at Alexandria