"A New Map of the Eastern Parts of Asia Minor…", Wells, Edward
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: An New sett of maps both of ancient and present geography
Color: Hand Color
19 x 14.3 inches
48.3 x 36.3 cm
This interesting map covers the region from eastern Turkey to the western shore of the Caspian Sea and south to the Arabian desert and the Persian Gulf. The map shows the locations of ancient cities and regions. It is nicely decorated with figures supporting a large title cartouche that incorporates the dedication and arms of William, Duke of Gloucester. Edward Wells (1667-1727) was a mathematician, geographer and professor at Oxford, where he taught the young Duke of Gloucester. All the maps in Wells' atlas were dedicated to William who had always been sickly and died in July 1700.
The centerfold has been reinforced with tissue on verso. The bottom left corner has paper replaced, well away from the map.