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Auction 135, Lot 578

"Carte Generale pour marquer la situation des Batiments contenus dans ce premier Livre", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 11.5 inches
41.4 x 29.2 cm

The architectural masterpieces of the ancient world are illustrated on this unusual map. It covers the Mediterranean region east of Rome and extends to include Egypt, the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Tiny vignettes of the monuments are located throughout the map with a key at bottom. Includes the Pyramids, Salomon's Temple, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Lighthouse at Alexandria, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Diana and many others. Key and title are both in French and German (Allgemeine Land Carte…)


Condition: A

Lightly toned with a minor repair on the bottom centerfold in the blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/16/2011