Auction 173, Lot 369

"Magnesie", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Manisa, Turkey

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde...

Color: Black & White

13.8 x 11.4 inches
35.1 x 29 cm

This elegant and detailed view of the city of Manisa in Turkey was first published in Dapper's Naukeurige Beschryving van Asie... (1680) with narrower margins. The foreground is filled with lines of travelers in local dress with camels and livestock. The city appears in impressive detail before a hilly backdrop. Drawn by Charles Vasteau.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3485 Vol 50 #8.

Condition: A

A dark impression with some printer's ink residue and a few tiny worm holes that are only visible when held up to light.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/5/2019