Auction 170, Lot 599

"Carte de la Turquie de l'Arabie et de la Perse. Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Recens Rectifiez par les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Mediterranean, Middle East & Northern Africa

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.8 x 18.6 inches
63 x 47.2 cm

Superb map of the Ottoman Empire stretching from the Balkans through present-day Turkmenistan in the north and including Northeastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The map is boldly engraved, packed with information and decorated with a fine title cartouche. Delisle's maps of the Middle East were some of the most accurate early maps published until the end of the 18th century.

References: Ankary, p. 294-95; Tibbetts #229.

Condition: A

A nice impression with original wash and outline color on watermarked paper. There is light toning and soiling along the edges of the sheet, and a faint damp stain confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/14/2018