Auction 159, Lot 574

"Imperii Turcici Europaei Terra, in Primis Graecia...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1741 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.6 x 19.4 inches
57.4 x 49.3 cm

This striking map of the Turkish Empire stretches from Corsica and Sardinia to the Black Sea, Cyprus and Israel. The journeys of the Apostle Paul are prominently depicted in the Mediterranean Sea, which includes a panel of descriptive text. The map is further decorated by an elaborate title cartouche surrounded by Greek medallions which are keyed to descriptions along the border at top and left. Drawn by Joanes Christoph Harenberg.

References:

Condition: B

Light toning and color offsetting with a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been archivally repaired on verso. A few other minor cracks and tears confined to the blank margins have also been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/14/2016

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