Auction 134, Lot 587

"[Lot of 2] A New Map of The Eastern Parts of Asia Minor Largely taken: As Also of Syria, Armenia, Mesopotamia & c… [and] A New Map of the Western Parts of Asia Minor…", Wells, Edward

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 14.4 inches
48.8 x 36.6 cm

Matched pair of handsome maps covering present-day Turkey and the Middle East. Each map shows the ancient political divisions with the locations of historically important places. The maps are decorated with figurative cartouches that include the arms of William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who was a student of Wells at Oxford.

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Condition: A

Light, pleasant toning with some tiny chips at paper edges, well removed from the maps. Old paper dealer's label on verso margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/1/2010

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