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Auction 164, Lot 634

"Carte de la Turquie de l'Arabie et de la Perse. Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Recens Rectifiez par les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royle. des Sciences", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 18.3 inches
57.2 x 46.5 cm

Superb map of the Ottoman Empire stretching from the Balkans through present-day Turkmenistan in the north and including Northeastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The map is boldly engraved, packed with information and decorated with a fine title cartouche. Delisle's maps of the Middle East were some of the most accurate early maps published until the end of the 18th century.

References: Ankary #139; Tibbetts #229.

Condition: A

Dark impression and original outline color. Couple of stray spots of foxing in map, still overall very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 9/13/2017