Auction 169, Lot 633

"A Correct Map of the Ottoman Empire, Including All the Countries, Possess'd by, or Tributary to the Turks, in Europe, Asia & Africa...", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Mediterranean, Middle East & Northern Africa

Period: 1777 (circa)

Publication: A New and Complete System of Geography...

Color: Black & White

16.3 x 12.3 inches
41.4 x 31.2 cm

This map illustrates the expansive Ottoman Empire at the end of the eighteenth century, extending from Spain to Abissinia (Ethiopia) to Western India. Dozens of countries are outlined and named and mountains are shown in profile and shading. Both the Black and Caspian Seas are included, with a road network shown east of the Caspian Sea. This was published in Charles Theodore Middleton's A New and Complete System of Geography..., published between 1777-82. This is the third state without a date or text above the border.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #280 [4].

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a few minor spots and tiny worm tracks that are confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/12/2018