Auction 117, Lot 714

"Etats du Grand-Seigneur en Asie, Empire de Perse, Pays des Usbecs, Arabie et Egypte", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1753 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 18.7 inches
57.7 x 47.5 cm

A large copper engraved map centered on the Arabian Peninsula, here called Arabie Heureuse. Extends to include modern Turkey, Persia, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran (Persia), Usbekistan, much of Afghanistan, etc. Shows the Black and Caspian Seas. The decorative cartouche shows a Turkish sultan seated on pillows, smoking a long pipe. Five distance scales at lower right. A handsome and detailed map.

References: Pedley #389.

Condition: B

Printed on thick hand laid paper with wide margins and numerous large watermarks. Light scattered foxing mostly in right portion, also some foxing in margins.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006

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