Auction 111, Lot 361

"[Lot of 4 - Roman Empire]", Anon.

Subject: Europe

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: A Universal History from the Earliest Times…

Color: Hand Color

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The map of Europe, "A General Map of the Roman Empire Shewing the Situation of all its Provinces & ye Seats of ye Barbarous Nations on their Frontiers" (20 x 10"), names all of the ancient regions and extends well past the Persian Gulf. The second engraving features two images: "The Fashion of the Aqueduct near old Cartage" and an untitled image of spear carrying Roman soldiers attacking a dragon. The third engraving has two plans: the first is the region around Carthage, "Charta exhibens Situm antiquum Carthaginis, Uticae Tunetis et Sinus Carthaginiensis" (7" x 6"), and a close-up of Carthage titled "A Bird's View of the Situation of Antient Carthage" (7" x 5"). The final engraving has three panels: "The Thracian Bosporus with Constantinople divided in Wards" (6.5 x 4"), "The outside Prospect of the Church of Sancta Sophia from Du Fresne" (6.5 x 4") and "The whole view of the Church of Sancta Sophia from Du Fresne" (6.5" x 4"). Lot of four copper engraved maps and views.

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Condition: A+

All in fine condition with dark impressions, fine paper and very nice later coloring.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/8/2005

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