Auction 146, Lot 574

"Turky in Europe Corrected from Observations Communicated to the Royal Societys at London and Paris", Senex, John

Subject: Southern Europe, Turkey

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26.3 x 37.9 inches
66.8 x 96.3 cm

This very rare, large map spans from the Gulf of Venice to Turkey, showing Hungary, Romania, and the Balkan Peninsula. Numerous roads are marked with notations along them. The map includes a dedication to the Reverend Arthur Charlett, Master of the University College at Oxford for thirty years. The large allegorical title cartouche features ruins, a figure wearing a yoke, and Turkish soldiers. On two sheets joined, as issued.

References:

Condition: B

There is a horizontal crease through the center with a few tiny tears that have been closed with archival tape, as well as some soiling. Remargined at left with a portion of borders in facsimile and remargined at right with several chips extending into map border, also replaced in facsimile. Bookbinding tape used for some of the repairs on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/4/2013

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