Auction 173, Lot 361

"Carte de la Turquie, de l'Arabie et de la Perse avec Leurs Dependances Dressee sur les Observations les Plus Nouvelles & les Memoires les Plus Recens", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Mediterranean, Middle East & Northern Africa

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

20.4 x 15.9 inches
51.8 x 40.4 cm

This striking map covering the Ottoman Empire is based on Delisle's map of the region. It spans the entirety of the Mediterranean, Africa from Algeria to Ethiopia, and the Middle East. There are numerous place names and fine topographical detail throughout. Caravan routes from Mecca to Medina are delineated. At bottom left there are five distance scales and a descriptive note on Turkey, Arabia, and Persia.

References: Ankary, p. 287; Tibbetts #221.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark and very light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/5/2019