Auction 139, Lot 577

"Galatia Cujus Populi Tolistobogi, Tectosages, Trocmi, mox Provincia sub Romanis, in Primam et Secundam divisa et in ea Romana Itineraria…", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northern Turkey

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 13.5 inches
55.9 x 34.3 cm

This uncommon map of northern Turkey is centered on Ancyra (Ankara) and illustrates the provinces inhabited by the three Celtic tribes (Tolistobogi, Tectosages, and Trocmi) that migrated from the Danube Valley to Galatia in the 3rd century BC. Cities, rivers, mountains, and tribal provinces are depicted, along with key routes between cities. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche. Published by Pierre Mortier.


Condition: A

Original color with a short centerfold separation in top blank margin and stains from cello tape in blank margins, far from map image.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $175

Closed on 2/15/2012