"[On 2 Sheets] Graeciae Antiquae Tabula Nova in qua Locorum Situs tum ad Distantias Itinerarias...", Delisle, Guillaume
Period: 1707-08 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.4 x 18.4 inches
64.5 x 46.7 cm
An attractive two-sheet map of Greece including western Turkey and the island of Crete. The map notes ancient roads and is filled with place names and cities. The classical-themed cartouche is surrounded with philosophers, the Colossus of Rhodes, wrestling and other symbols of ancient Greece.
A nice impression with contemporary outline and wash color on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheets. The southern sheet has a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom and minor creasing at bottom center. The northern sheet has a vertical printer's crease and soiling at far right and left. Please note that the first image is a composite image - the map is on two separate sheets.