Auction 126, Lot 610

"Greece", Speed, John

Subject: Greece

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.5 inches
50.3 x 39.4 cm

Handsome map of ancient Greece and the Peloponnese, including the islands in the Aegean, the Bosphorus and western Turkey. The title includes Ellas in Greek letters before the English title. A sailing ship, galley and sea monsters add to the strapwork cartouche and bold border to embellish the map. This is the Roger Rea edition without text on verso and issued folded.

References: Zackarakis #2243.

Condition: B+

Trimmed close, as issued, with some loss of neatline at top left and a tiny tear into the border at top.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/3/2008