Auction 146, Lot 624

"A Correct Map of the Ottoman Empire, Including all the Countries Possess'd by, or Tributary to the Turks, in Europe, Asia and Africa…", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Mediterranean, Middle East, & Northern Africa

Period: 1788 (circa)

Publication: Bankes's New System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.5 x 12.4 inches
41.9 x 31.5 cm

This map illustrates the expansive Ottoman Empire at the end of the eighteenth century, extending from Spain to Abissinia (Ethiopia) to Western India. Dozens of countries are outlined and named. Both the Black and Caspian Seas are included. Mountains are shown in profile and shading. A road network is shown east of the Caspian Sea.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with a few insignificant spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/4/2013

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