Antique Print-TOMB-COFFIN-TEMPLE-PERSIA-IRAN-De Bruyn-1718

Price: € 39,50

Subject: This antique print, uncaptioned, shows a tomb/coffin in a small temple near Mount Kala-Kulustan.
Condition: General age related toning. Margins thumbed. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on a verge type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 20 x 33 cm. The image size is ca. 19 x 14 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.9 x 13 inch. The image size is ca. 7.5 x 5.5 inch.
Part Number: 29052
Location: RC-A2-06
Description: This scarse plate originates from: 'Voyages de Corneille le Brun par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes Orientales ...', by Corneille le Brun (Cornelis de Bruyn), published by Les Freres Wetstein, Amsterdam, 1718. First edition in French, first published in Dutch in 1711 ('Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie ...').

Artists and Engravers: Cornelis de Bruijn (also spelled Cornelius de Bruyn, (1652 � 1726/7) was a Dutch artist and traveler. He made two large tours and published illustrated books with his observations of people, buildings, plants and animals. This is the account of De Bruyn's second voyage. He left The Netherlands in 1701 and sailed to Archangel and on to Moscow, where he lived for more than a year. In 1703 he reached Persia, and after nearly another year in Isfahan, he continued to Persepolis, the ancient Achaemenid palace. His drawings of these ruins were a disappointment to his public as they differed from those they had already become familiar with. By 1705 De Bruyn was in the Dutch Indies, and gives good account of Batavia, Brabant, Bantam, which he illustrates with images of exotic plants, fruits, spices such as pepper, fish and animals, even including a "Filander" or Kangaroo. Best known as a landscape artist, De Bruyn travelled widely from a young age to Vienna, on to Rome then to Smyrna, Constantinople, Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Everywhere he went De Bruyn depicted the scenes around him, he was especially interested in places of antiquity or historic interest, and his are the first images of the interior of a pyramid and Jerusalem to be widely available to Westerners. After an eight-year stay in Venice, De Bruyn returned to The Hague in 1693 to publish this first book.