Auction 141, Lot 593

"Nieuwe Zee-Caart van de Propontis of Zee van Marmora, met de Twee Straaten Hellespont en't Naauw van Constantinopolen…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Sea of Marmara, Turkey

Period: 1770 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

26 x 15.6 inches
66 x 39.6 cm

A rare map of the Sea of Marmara and surrounding regions, including Constantinople, Hellespont, the Dardanelle Strait and the adjacent parts of Turkey. Good detail is given along the coasts with safe anchorages, shoals, towns, churches, and forested and mountainous areas depicted. The map is centered on a large, decorative compass rose. Engraved by P. Mol. Printed on two sheets, joined as issued.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sound sheet with wide margins. There are some minor edge tears, far from map, and a horizontal crease at left.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/5/2012