Auction 140, Lot 726

"Pays de Bassora, avec les Bourgs, Rivieres et Iles de sa Dependence, Habite par les Chretiens de S. Jean…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Basra, Iraq

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11.1 inches
35.6 x 28.2 cm

This charming map of southeastern Iraq depicts the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The important port city of Bassora (Basra) is depicted with a bird's-eye plan showing the skyline and walled fortifications. The remaining countryside features scattered small towns and palm trees. The finely engraved title cartouche features shepherd and two river gods representing the Tigris and Euphrates. Published by Covens & Mortier.

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Condition: A+

Printed on heavy, watermarked paper with original color.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012

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