Auction 127, Lot 680

"Nuova Carta di Irak Arabi, Kurdistan Diarbek Turcomannia Siria, e Palestina", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1734 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.2 x 10.8 inches
33.5 x 27.4 cm

Beautifully and boldly engraved copper plate map including eastern Turkey, the Caucasus, Israel through Iraq, with a part of Arabia. From the Black to the Caspian Seas and from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf, the area extends south into the Arabian Desert and locates Cyprus, Baghdad, Damascus, Baku, and many more cities in the region. Today's Iraq is made up of several named regions including Irakarabi, Irak Arabi, Turcomania and Kurdistan to name a few. A fascinating map that will reward further study. Typical for Tirion, the title is a simple block-style cartouche. Three distance scales are below.

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Condition: A+

Dark impression and fine coloring in a bold pallet. One small area at left with a nearly invisible and small printer's crease, still fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009

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