Auction 124, Lot 545

"Antiquorum Illyrici Orientalis Episcopatuum Geographica Descriptio", Tavernier, Melchior

Subject: Greece

Period: 1640 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 14 inches
50.8 x 35.6 cm

A strongly engraved map of ancient Greece and part of Turkey extending from the Black Sea to Crete. The map is filled with classical place names, including the Athenae, Hadrianopolis, Megara, and Aphrodisias. The dramatic cartouche is flanked by two warriors.


Condition: A

A superb impression with original outline color. There is some very faint toning mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/7/2008