Auction 137, Lot 60

"A Correct Map of the Ottoman Empire, Including all the Countries Possess'd by, or Tributary to the Turks, in Europe, Asia and Africa…", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Mediterranean, Middle East, & Northern Africa

Period: 1788 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.3 x 12.5 inches
41.4 x 31.8 cm

While this map does not illustrate the world known to the ancients, it does cover the same region. It illustrates the expansive Ottoman Empire at the end of the eighteenth century, extending from Spain to Abissinia (Ethiopia) to Western India. Dozens of countries are outlined and named. Both the Black and Caspian Seas are included. Mountains are shown in profile and shading. A road network is shown east of the Caspian Sea.

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Condition: A

Very clean image. There are a few tiny spots, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/14/2011

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