Auction 158, Lot 374

"Irak Arabi Kurdistan Diarbek Turcomannia Siria e Palestina", Albrizzi/Tirion

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 6/22/2016

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