The City of Babylon

Method Copper engraving
Artist James Mynde
Published [Published by T. Osborne, A. Millar & J. Osborne, London, 1747]
Dimensions Image and sheet 330 x 460 mm
Notes A plan view of the City of Babylon from Osborne's 'An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time'. The plate shows the walled City of Babylon at the centre with landmarks illustrated including the Tower of Babel and the King's Palace. In the foreground are groups of people, with multiple figures astride elephants.

James Mynde (1702 - 1771) was a British engraver. Working in London, he owned a large studio, and could charge up to 60 guineas for an apprentice. He was responsible for numerous book illustrations and later became an engraver to the Royal Society.

Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds as issued, trimmed to image, creasing to sheet, toning to sheet, glue residue to verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 48968