"A Map of Greece, with Part of Anatolia Most Humbly Inscrib'd to Alexander Urquhart of Newhall Esq...", Senex, John
Period: 1720 (dated)
Publication: A New General Atlas... of the World...
Color: Hand Color
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.
Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with minor soiling, an archivally repaired centerfold separation east of Morea, and some extraneous creasing.