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