Auction 173, Lot 364

"A New and Accurate Map of Anatolia or Asia Minor with Syria and Such Other Provinces of the Turkish Empire...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East, Black Sea

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography…

Color: Black & White

16.6 x 13.6 inches
42.2 x 34.5 cm

This richly detailed map centers on Turkey in Asia and extends to include much of the Black Sea, the eastern Mediterranean, Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Georgia, Armenia, and Iraq. Many towns and cities are named, including Istanbul (Constantinople), Aleppo, Damascus, and Baghdad. There is excellent topographical detail, and roads are delineated. Cyprus is depicted with place names and mountains. In the Black Sea, there is a compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis. The title and distance scale are enclosed in a decorative cartouche at bottom left.

References: McCorkle (18th c. Geography Books) #17-5 (Vol II); cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #35.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/5/2019