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Some pictures by Cornelis de Bruijn


View on Palmyra. Cornelis de Bruijn intended to visit Palmyra when he stayed in Aleppo in 1682-83. However, the journey to the ancient caravan city was too dangerous. Nevertheless he included an engraving of Palmara in his first travel book, drawn after a picture made by Hofsted van Essen. The original picture was once belonged to Gisbert Cuper, at whose place De Bruijn may have seen it, is now in the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam. (Picture not yet available)

view on Palmyra

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