Auction 122, Lot 684

"A New Map of Turkey in Asia", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1794 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
28.5 x 20.3 inches
72.4 x 51.6 cm

This sharply engraved map is based on the cartography of the important French cartographer, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. It shows the region from Turkey to Iran and Armenia, and includes the Black and Mediterranean Seas and a portion of Europe. Syria, Cyprus, Kurdistan, Al Gezira, and Iraq are also noted. The topography, towns and caravan routes are noted on this detailed map.

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Condition: B

A good impression and nice original color on a strong sheet with a trace of offsetting. Upper margin with a repaired tear and lower margin with a light stain, neither affect the map.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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