Auction 128, Lot 805

"Mesopotamia cum Parte Babyloniae", Bocharti, Samuelis

Subject: Iraq

Period: 1712 (published)

Publication: Geographia sacra, seu Phaleg et Canaan

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 10.5 inches
19.8 x 26.7 cm

This is a very uncommon map from the work of the Protestant minister and oriental scholar Samuel Bochart (1599-1667). The map shows the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers and their tributaries and locates ancient Babylon. Several place names are given in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. It is decorated with a title cartouche featuring merchants and a small vignette of a pair of lions.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/20/2009

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