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Auction 172, Lot 584

"Plan of the Bosphorus of Thrace. For the Travels of Anacharsis", Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis

Subject: Bosphorus Strait, Turkey

Period: 1805 (dated)

Publication: Maps, Plans, Views & Coins Illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece

Color: Black & White

12.6 x 8.5 inches
32 x 21.6 cm
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This map of the Bosphorus Strait appeared in an imaginary travel journal chronicling the fictional journey of Anarcharsis the Younger through ancient Greece. An inset at bottom right depicts Byzantium in plan form. There are four distance scales. The cartouche dates the map July 1784 to September 1797, but this example was published in 1805 by J. Mawman in an English edition of Jean Jacques Barthelemy's Recueil de Cartes Geographiques Plans, Vues et Medailles de l'Ancienne Grece, Relatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) G.BART-2a #6.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression issued folding with a fold split at left that has been closed with archival tape on verso and some faint damp stains that just enter the neatline at top. A tear along the left edge of the sheet has also been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 4/17/2019