Auction 151, Lot 553

"Graecia Foederata sub, Agamemnone ob Helenae Raptum in Troiam Coniurans ex Homero Collecta Conatibus Geographicis", Sanson/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Greece

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.1 x 15.8 inches
51.1 x 40.1 cm

This rare map of ancient Greece depicts the region at the time of Agamemnon, Helen of Troy and Homer. The map extends to show western Turkey. Embellished with an elaborate title cartouche symbolizing the wars in the region, with a vignette of a seaside town and galleons below.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with original color, wide margins, and a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/19/2014

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