Auction 149, Lot 541

"Turquie Europeenne", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Southern Balkans

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.9 x 18.9 inches
45.5 x 48 cm

Handsome map of the Ottoman possessions in Greece and the Balkans including Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia. The large, decorative title cartouche incorporates a portrait of Mahomet II and was finely engraved by Haussard.

References: Pedley #367.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original outline color in the map and later coloring in the cartouche. A centerfold separation at bottom has been archivally repaired, with a few adjacent creases. A clean and bright example.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/21/2014

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