"Carte de la Grece Dressee sur un Grand Nombre de Memoires Anciens et Nouveaux...", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Greece, Turkey & Southern Balkans
Period: 1707 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.7 x 17.9 inches
65.3 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: Zacharakis #908.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is a hint of offsetting, an archivally repaired centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin, and light toning and several damp stains along the edges of the sheet.