Auction 157, Lot 607

"Carte de l'Empire des Turcs en Asie & en Afrique, Divise dans Toutes ses Papties, avec une Table de la Longitude & Latitude des Principales Positions de Cette Carte...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East, Arabia

Period: 1719 (published)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Black & White

20.3 x 15.9 inches
51.6 x 40.4 cm

This detailed map illustrates the Ottoman Empire at the conclusion of the Great Turkish War after the empire’s loss of most of its European possessions. It covers the Balkan Peninsula through the Caspian Sea and from the coast of Algiers through the Arabian Peninsula. Major trade routes are depicted and the caravan routes to Mecca and Medina are noted in Arabia. French text describes the empire and a table of latitude and longitude provides the position of major cities.

References: Tibbetts #220.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with a hint of offsetting and a centerfold separation at bottom that just enters the map border. Trimmed to the neatline at right near the bottom, as issued.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/4/2016