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Auction 130, Lot 586

"European Dominions of the Ottomans, or Turkey in Europe", Wyld, James

Subject: Balkans, Black Sea and Turkey

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: A New Atlas of Modern Geography

Color: Hand Color

28.8 x 21.5 inches
73.2 x 54.6 cm
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This large, bold map takes in all of the Balkan Peninsula, the southern parts of the Ukraine and Russia, all of the Black Sea, and Asia Minor. It is filled with detail including the addition of the newly completed railways. An extensive mileage scale is given in the lower left corner of the map. The title cartouche provides a stark contrast between the cherubic figures at its foot and the implements of war at top. James Wyld, successor to William Faden, maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the finest published in the early nineteenth century.


Condition: B+

Printed on sturdy paper with original outline color. There are a couple minor spots and a small tear on the centerfold in the bottom border.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 12/2/2009