Auction 117, Lot 717

"Mesopotamia et Babylonia [on sheet with] Oriens Persia, India [and] Scythia et Serica [and] Mauretania et Numidia", Cellarius, Christophorus

Subject: Near and Middle East, North Africa

Period: 1732 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 17.7 inches
61 x 45 cm

Unusual folio sheet with four separate maps covering regions of the ancient world. The first covers present-day Iraq and Syria. The second covers south-central Asia from the Mediterranean through Burma, focusing on the Persian Empire. The third map describes the region north and east of the Caspian Sea, and the final map covers the northwest part of Africa and the Straits of Gibraltar. Each map measures (11.75 x 8 ") and is graced by an elaborate, scenic cartouche. The sheet is (24 x 17.7").

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Condition: B

These maps have really amazing original color with minor oxidation.

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006

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