Auction 121, Lot 666

"Graecia Vetus ex Schaedis Sansonianis desumpta, in qua Macedonia, Thessalia, Epirus, Achaia et Peloponesus…", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Greece

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universal

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 19 inches
54.6 x 48.3 cm

A large, handsome map of ancient Greece that is based on Nicolas Sanson's work. This example includes Crete and the smaller islands, Asia Minor and the Turkish coast. Numerous place names, cities, villages and topography are shown. A lovely decorative title cartouche and a pair of distance scales embellish the map.

References: Pedley #369, state 1

Condition: A

A couple spots away from map and two small printers creases. A nice example on fine paper with original margins and large watermark with star and crescent moon and makers name.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/26/2007