"Nuova Carta di Irak Arabi, Kurdistan Diarbek Turcomannia Siria, e Palestina", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1734 (circa)
Color: Black & White
13.2 x 10.8 inches
33.5 x 27.4 cm
Beautifully and boldly engraved copper plate map including eastern Turkey, the Caucasus, Israel through Iraq, with a part of Arabia. From the Black to the Caspian Seas and from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf, the area extends south into the Arabian Desert and locates Cyprus, Baghdad, Damascus, Baku, and many more cities in the region. Today's Iraq is made up of several named regions including Irakarabi, Irak Arabi, Turcomania and Kurdistan to name a few. A fascinating map that will reward further study. Typical for Tirion, the title is a simple block-style cartouche. Three distance scales are below.
A dark impression with a lion watermark and light toning along the centerfold. There is a small stain and a centerfold separation at bottom that just passes the neatline that is closed on verso with archival material.