Auction 169, Lot 640

"Carte Generale pour Servir a l'Intelligence de l'Histoire Sainte, Principalement par Raport a ses Premiers Ages", Buache, Philip

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1754 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 9.9 inches
32.3 x 25.1 cm

Beautifully and boldly engraved copper plate map including eastern Turkey, the Caucasus, Israel through Iraq, with a part of Egypt. Bounded by the Black, Caspian and Mediterranean Seas and the Persian Gulf, the area extends south into the Arabian Desert and locates Cyprus, Baghdad, Damascus, Baku, and many more cities in the region. A notation at bottom left indicates that the map was intended for students. The title cartouche includes religious symbols, including the Tetragrammaton in a triangle, the Ark of the Covenant, and cherubs holding a cross and a stone tablet. Engraved by Marie F. Duval.


Condition: A

Original outline color on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with minor creasing along the centerfold and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2018