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Die Statt Alkeir in Aegypten

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Article ID AF0123
Artist Wagner (1640-)
The Nuremberg private scholar and journalist Johann Christoph Wagner published several descriptions of the country in the 1680s, in particular of the Balkan countries and several Asian empires, in the publishing house of the Augsburg book printer Jacob Koppmayer. Johann Christoph Wagner was a Nuremberg calendar writer and entertainment writer, who in the 17th century AD. helped shape the image of the Western world about Muslims. Because he couldn't find a job in Nuremberg, he became a calendar writer. At that time, calendars were used to convey the constellation and were small astronomical and, above all, astrological reading books with additional information on world events. Under the title "Teutscher und Ausländischer Helden: As well as Turkish defeats, war and victory calendars" his calendars were published by Felsecker Verlag in Nuremberg. Wagner seems to have emigrated to Augsburg around 1680. When the Ottomans were defeated in 1683, he published an extensive volume with the description of Hungary and Turkey under the title: "Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae Et Imperii Turcici In Oriente: The whole state of the Turkish court, including two country maps - und Abriß der Fürnemsten Cities ", printed in Augsburg by Jacob Koppmayer in 1684. Later he published country descriptions of the Orient.
Title Die Statt Alkeir in Aegypten
Year ca. 1685
Description Map shows the city of Cairo with beautyfull representations of ships.From Johann Christoph WAGNER's . Delineatio provinciarum Pannoniae et imperii Turcici in oriente. Eine grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs sonderlich aber deß hochlöblichen Königreichs Ungarn und der ganzen Türckey. by Jacob Koppmayer.
Until his death in 1848, Muhammad Ali Pasha instituted a number of social and economic reforms that earned him the title of founder of modern Egypt. The immense debt resulting from Isma'il's projects provided a pretext for increasing European control, which culminated with the British invasion in 1882.The city's economic centre quickly moved west toward the Nile, away from the historic Islamic Cairo section and toward the contemporary, European-style areas built by Isma'il.Europeans accounted for five percent of Cairo's population at the end of the 19th century, by which point they held most top governmental positions. The British occupation was intended to be temporary, but it lasted well into the 20th century. Nationalists staged large-scale demonstrations in Cairo in 1919,five years after Egypt had been declared a British protectorate. Nevertheless, while this led to Egypt's independence in 1922, British troops remained in the country until 1956. During this time, urban Cairo, spurred by new bridges and transport links, continued to expand to include the upscale neighbourhoods of Garden City, Zamalek, and Heliopolis.
Place of Publication Nuremberg
Dimensions (cm)28 x 35 cm
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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