Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 598

"Turquie en Asie", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1652 (dated)

Publication: L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles, et Exactes

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 cm

Handsome, decorative map of the region from the Balkans to the Caucasus, and from Egypt to the Persian Gulf. The map is filled with cities, topography and is adorned with a decorative title cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON III A [2].

Condition: A

Original outline color with later color in the cartouche, good margins, and a hint of toning along the centerfold. There are library stamps in the top corners of the sheet on verso, which show through lightly on recto and are confined to the blank margins. This map was deaccessioned from the Universitat und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in 2010. Documentation is available upon request.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/17/2016