Auction 119, Lot 697

"Plan de Rhodes", Anon.

Subject: Greece

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem

Color: Hand Color

6 x 4.7 inches
15.2 x 11.9 cm

This copper engraving shows the harbor at Rhodes, where the huge Colossus of the ancient world once stood. The map provides an excellent view of the fortifications built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. The map is oriented with north to the bottom of the map by a small compass rose, while a multitude of small ships sail the harbor.


Condition: A+

Nice impression. The map was issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/9/2007