"Sorie, et Diarbeck Divises en Leurs Parties", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1653 (dated)
Publication: L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles, et Exactes
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 7.3 inches
26.2 x 18.5 cm
Lovely map of Iraq, Syria, the Holy Land and Cyprus bordered by Greece, Turkey and Iran. The maps shows great detail of towns, cities and topography, and names Jerusalem, Damascus, Baghdad and Mosul. The title in enclosed in a graceful, wreath-style cartouche.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON III A .
Original outline color with later color in the cartouche on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark. There is very light toning along the centerfold and two small stains in the top blank margin. There are library stamps in the top corners of the sheet on verso, which show through 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.