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Auction 156, Lot 613

"Troianum Regnum, Novem Dinasteias Complectens; Priami dum Regna Manebant...", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Northwestern Turkey & Lesbos

Period: 1665 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 16.6 inches
50.3 x 42.2 cm

This map depicts the kingdom of Troy, with the famed city of Troy located along the coast, just to the left of center. The kingdom of Troy was ruled by King Priam and is best known for the Trojan War, which is symbolized by the Trojan Horse depicted in the title cartouche. The region is divided into nine dynasties and is filled with ancient place names and mountain ranges.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V B [166]; Zacharakis #2099.

Condition: A

A clean, crisp example on watermarked paper with attractive color and a hint of toning along centerfold and edges of sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/17/2016