Auction 162, Lot 560

"Carte de la Grece Dressee sur un Grand Nombre de Memoires Anciens et Nouveaux, sur Ceux de Mrs. Wheler et Tournefort, sur les Observations Astronomiques de Mr. Vernon du P. Feuillee Minime &c.", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Greece & Turkey

Period: 1780 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.6 x 17.9 inches
65 x 45.5 cm

This large, detailed map shows Greece and the western part of Turkey. It extends to show the boot of Italy, Albania, Macedonia, and part of Cyprus. Decorated with a lovely allegorical title cartouche that includes ruins, a figure in a yoke, and a winged old man.

References: cf. Zacharakis #910.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the centerfold and a couple of small, unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $90

Closed on 4/26/2017