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Damaskus in Syrien

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Article ID ASP1074
Artist Bouttats (1640-1695-96)
Gaspar Bouttats the Elder was a Flemish printmaker and engraver of the Baroque period. He was born in Antwerp in a family of engravers. He was the son of the engraver Frederick Bouttats the Elder and Marie de Weert. His uncle Philibert Bouttats as well as his younger brother Frederik Bouttats the Younger built reputations as engravers.
Title Damaskus in Syrien
Year ca. 1670
Description Decorative total view of Damaskus with figurative scenes in the foreground.
Syria is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. In English, the name "Syria" was formerly synonymous with the Levant (known in Arabic as al-Sham), while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires, including the Eblan civilization of the 3rd millennium BC. Aleppo and the capital city Damascus and are among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Place of Publication Antwerp
Dimensions (cm)12,5 x 24
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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