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Title
Ancient beacon of the Mediterranean: The Pharos of Alexandria
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 (Questionable)
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
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.
Source note: From Wonders of the past. ca. 1923-1933) Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir (1871-1949), Editor.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 24 x 17 cm
Description
"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."--printed on border.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b64c7ba0-c5bf-012f-cfa0-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1924: 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. "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

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ancient beacon of the Mediterranean: The Pharos of Alexandria" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d43-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: 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