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Auction 154, Lot 563

"Carte de la Grece Dressee sur un Grand Nombre de Memoires Anciens et Nouveaux, sur Ceux de Mrs. Wheler et Tournefort, sur les Observations Astronomiques de Mr. Vernon du P. Feuillee Minime &c.", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Greece & Western Turkey

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 17.6 inches
58.7 x 44.7 cm

This large, detailed map shows Greece and the western part of Turkey. It extends to show the boot of Italy, Albania, Macedonia, and part of Cyprus. Decorated with a lovely allegorical title cartouche that includes ruins, a figure in a yoke, and a winged old man. The Latin title above the map reads: "Accurata Totius Archipelagi et Graeciae Universae Tabula."

References: Zacharakis #910.

Condition: B+

Original outline color in the map with later coloring in the cartouche and light toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2015