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Auction 156, Lot 607


"A New Map of Turkey in Asia, Divided into its Provinces", Cary, John

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1801 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 18.5 inches
52.6 x 47 cm

This sharply engraved map is based on the work of the important French cartographer, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. It shows the region from Turkey to Iran and Armenia, and includes the Black and Mediterranean Seas and a portion of Europe. Syria, Cyprus, Kurdistan, Al Gezira, and Iraq are also noted. The topography, towns and caravan routes are well depicted on this detailed map.

References: cf. Phillips (A) #714-41.

Condition: B

A strong impression on watermarked paper with scattered foxing, light toning along the centerfold, and some offsetting.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $95

Closed on 2/17/2016