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Auction 168, Lot 596

"A New Map of the Western Parts of Asia Minor Largely Taken: Shewing Their Antient Divisions, Countries or People, Chiefe Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c.", Wells, Edward

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1701 (circa)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography

Color: Black & White

19.3 x 14.4 inches
49 x 36.6 cm

This handsome map covers the western portion of present-day Turkey. Ancient political divisions and the locations of historically important places are shown. The map is decorated with a figurative cartouche that includes the arms of William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who was a student of Wells at Oxford. Engraved by R. Spofforth.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WELL-1a #31.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a clean sheet of watermarked paper with faint offsetting adjacent to the centerfold and a pair of worm tracks along the top border.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/6/2018