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

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Created: unknown
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
Towers -- To 499
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Statement of responsibility: "R. White Sculp." "Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse [in] Cornhill."--lettered on border.
Source note: Source information not available.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 19 x 24.5 cm
Discoloration on image and damage to edges and corners.
Printed in black, on brown laid paper.
Description
"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."--lettered on border.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): babc2d60-c5bf-012f-6a06-58d385a7bc34
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

  • : Created
  • 1656: Creator Born
  • 1723: Creator Died
  • 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 of Alexandria" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6387-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 of Alexandria" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2020. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6387-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. Pharos of Alexandria Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6387-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Pharos of Alexandria