"A New Map of the Western Parts of Asia Minor Largely Taken: Shewing Their Antient Divisions, Countries or People, Chiefe Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c.", Wells, Edward
Subject: Western Turkey
Period: 1701 (circa)
Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14.4 inches
49 x 36.6 cm
This handsome map covers the western portion of present-day Turkey. Ancient political divisions and the locations of historically important places are shown. The map is decorated with a figurative cartouche that includes the arms of William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who was a student of Wells at Oxford. Engraved by R. Spofforth.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WELL-1a #31.
Watermarked paper with light toning and soiling, a printer's crease at left, and several soft extraneous creases.