Auction 146, Lot 729

"[On 4 Sheets] First Part of Asia, Being Turky, Arabia, Persia, Most of India and Tartary", Bolton, Solomon

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.1 x 14.8 inches
43.4 x 37.6 cm

This map of southern Asia by Solomon Bolton is an update to D'Anville's map of 1755. It is on four separate sheets that would measure 29 x 30" if assembled. The map covers the region from the Black Sea south to the Arabian Sea and west to Russia and India. There are many interesting notes that explain the significance of the sites, such as, "The Island of Ceilon is undoubtedly the Taprobana of Ptolemy, tho some Authors, for want of due Examination, have thought otherwise." Engraved by J. Smith.

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Condition: B

All four sheets show offsetting and light toning.

Estimate: $375 - $475

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/4/2013

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