Auction 130, Lot 645

"A Map of Turkey, Arabia and Persia Corrected from the latest Travels & from ye Observations of ye Roy…", Senex, John

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 18.5 inches
56.6 x 47 cm

This is a very uncommon map of the Ottoman Empire. It covers the whole Mediterranean and extends through present-day Turkmenistan in the north and includes Northeastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The map is boldly engraved, packed with information and decorated with a fine title cartouche. The map was originated by Delisle, as credited in the cartouche, revised and published by Senex.

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Condition: B

Original outline color with a bit of minor foxing. There is a 1" tear at bottom left that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/2/2009

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