Auction 142, Lot 589

"Romani Imperii qua Oriens est Descriptio Geographica", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean and Near East

Period: 1637 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 15.7 inches
56.6 x 39.9 cm

Handsome map of the eastern part of the Roman Empire. It extends from Corsica and Sardinia through the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. The map is well engraved in Sanson's scientific style and embellished only with a small title cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, Sanson V A [103].

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling and a damp stain at bottom near centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/28/2012

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