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Auction 155, Lot 529

"A Map of Greece, with Part of Anatolia Most Humbly Inscrib'd to Alexander Urquhart of Newhall Esq...", Senex, John

Subject: Greece

Period: 1720 (dated)

Publication: A New General Atlas... of the World...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 18.9 inches
55.9 x 48 cm

This handsome map of Greece gives excellent detail of the surrounding islands and extends to include part of Turkey. Cities, ruins, castles, monasteries, and more are identified throughout. A large inset at bottom left depicts a bird's-eye view of Istanbul straddling the Bosphorus. The Lion of St. Mark, a symbol of Venice, appears in the Gulf of Venice. The map is adorned with a strapwork distance scale and an allegorical title cartouche featuring a Turkish soldier imprisoning Cybele, goddess of towns, and a male figure, while a putto wipes away tears. The map is dedicated to Alexander Urquhart.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with minor soiling, an archivally repaired centerfold separation east of Morea, and some extraneous creasing.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 11/18/2015

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