"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 Academie Royle. des Sciences", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Mediterranean, Middle East & Northern Africa
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Nouveau
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 18 inches
56.6 x 45.7 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, p. 294-95; Tibbetts #229.
On thick, heavy paper with minor toning along the centerfold.