SH Archive Giant woman's bust statue on old maps of Cairo

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I have been looking at these old "bird's eye" view maps from the 1500's and 1600's of Cairo and noticed this statue in the bottom right corner. It is of a female and shows what looks like two soldiers guarding it. On one map it even has big boobs so I am under the impression it is not supposed to represent the Sphinx. Anybody good at translating Latin? I'm curious what the explanation is for this object. How they actually made these maps with these views is for another discussion. :ROFLMAO:
beauvau_1615_cairo_b.jpg
bertelli_1575_cairo_b.jpg
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Cairo, Egypt
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