Auction 139, Lot 525

"Alcibiadis Expeditionum Tabula Geographica ex Plutarcho", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Greece

Period: 1678 (circa)

Publication: Cartes de Geographie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 14 inches
56.6 x 35.6 cm

This sparse depiction of Greece and its islands illustrates the expeditions of Alcibiades, an Athenian general who was successful during the Peloponnesian War. The map also covers the boot of Italy, part of Sicily, the western shore of Turkey and part of Crete. The ornate, flourishing title cartouche contrasts with the simplicity of the map.

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Condition: A

A clean, bright example on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012

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