Auction 151, Lot 603

"Asia-Minor Shewing the Seven Apocalyptic Churches of Asia", Johnston, W. & A.K.

Subject: Turkey, Cyprus

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 8.8 inches
28.2 x 22.4 cm

This handsome little map of Turkey and Cyprus marks the locations of the Seven Churches of Asia, also known as the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse, identified with a miniature sun symbol. In the New Testament Book of Revelation, Jesus Christ commands his servant, John of Patmos, to "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." The seven churches are located in the Anatolia region of western Turkey. The map also features a lovely vignette of Tarsus, located in southern Turkey.


Condition: B+

Light creasing and soiling with a few tiny edge tears that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $85

Closed on 11/19/2014