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Auction 158, Lot 394

"Carte de la Babylonie Nommee Aujourd'hui Hierac-Arab... ", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Iraq

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Black & White

16.8 x 22.1 inches
42.7 x 56.1 cm

Map of ancient Babylon covering a portion of today's Iraq, with Baghdad located in the top right corner of the sheet. The Euphrates River is prominently shown with several towns and villages along its banks. Includes numerous notations as well as the routes of Roman Emperor Julian and Cyrus. The vast Arabian desert occupying two-thirds of the sheet is filled with an elaborate title cartouche and four distance scales.


Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light show-through of manuscript text on verso and one small stain adjacent to the title cartouche.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $175

Closed on 6/22/2016