Auction 161, Lot 646

"A New Map of Turkey in Asia, Divided into Its Provinces, from the Best Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Near & Middle East

Period: 1801 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 18.2 inches
52.8 x 46.2 cm

This sharply engraved map is based on the work of the important French cartographer, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. It shows the region from Turkey to Iran and Armenia, and includes the Black and Mediterranean Seas and a portion of Europe. Syria, Cyprus, Kurdistan, Al Gezira, and Iraq are also noted. The topography, towns and caravan routes are well depicted on this detailed map.

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Condition: B+

Original color on paper watermarked "180" (the last digit being cut off at the edge of the sheet). There is light offsetting and minor soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2017

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