"Turquie d'Asie, Arabie, Perse, Tartarie Independante", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1761 (dated)
Publication: Nouvel Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
8.6 x 9.4 inches
21.8 x 23.9 cm
Nicely engraved map with the Arabian Peninsula figuring prominently. The map shows all of Turkey and the Black Sea, and extends east to include the Caspian Sea and the region of today's Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
References: Pedley #380.
A crisp impression with original color in the map and later color in the cartouche on paper with a Strasburg Lily watermark. There are several worm holes confined to the far blank margins.