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By: Guillaume Delisle
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Date: 1705 (dated)
Condition Code: A
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Color: hand color
Size: 25.5 x 19.1 inches
64.8 x 48.6 cm
Decorative copperplate map of the Middle East extends east to include the Caspian and part of India, illustrating the eastern extent of the Roman Empire. The Caspian Sea is depicted in a round shape. A large inset at upper right is the Eastern Hemisphere which partially delineates Australia and suggests it and Papua New Guinea are connected. Decorative title cartouche. The Delisle address at Quai de l'Horloge indicates the map was actually published 1708-1726. Engraved by des Rosiers.
Condition Description: A bright, clean example on watermarked paper with a couple of insignificant spots and minor toning along edges of sheet.