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  • Original Copper Engraving – Egyptian Incunculae – Thomas Shaw – 1736

    Original Copper Engraving – Egyptian Incunculae – Thomas Shaw – 1736

    One of the earliest copper engraving of Egyptian motifs from the rare first edition of Thomas Shaw’s “Travels or Observations Relating to Several parts of Barbary and the Levant” published at the Theatre, Oxford.

    The figure in the top left H is Orus [the Earth] turgid with the variety of things he is to produce, K is Anubis [God of the Dead], M Apis, N Cat, O the Cynocephalus (Dog headed man), P Hawk, Q Frog, S Beetle, T the Phallus Oculatus, U the Niloscope, X Pyramid and Y Plectrum.

    Very early engraving of Egyptian incunculae

    $140.00

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