Auction 149, Lot 546

"Carte de la Grece et Ses Iles, pour le Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis", Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis

Subject: Greece

Period: 1768 (dated)

Publication: Recueil de Cartes Geographiques

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 13.5 inches
42.7 x 34.3 cm

This detailed map of Greece, the islands of the Aegean Sea, and the adjacent coastline of Turkey illustrates the imaginary travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece. Crete is shown at the bottom of the map. The map is based on the cartography of D'Anville, whose work Bocage cataloged in the Bibliotheque Nationale. This map was published in Jean Jacques Barthelemy's Recueil de Cartes Geographiques Plans, Vues et Medailles de l'Ancienne Grece, Relatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.BART-1a #1.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with minor soiling and a chip at left that just enters the map border and has been professionally repaired, with a small portion of border in facsimile.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014