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Auction 174, Lot 633

"Carte de la Turquie de l'Arabie et de la Perse Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Recens Rectifiez par les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences", Delisle/Buache

Subject: Mediterranean, Middle East & Northern Africa

Period: 1745 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.6 x 18.4 inches
62.5 x 46.7 cm
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Superb map of the Ottoman Empire stretching from the Balkans through present-day Turkmenistan in the north and including Northeastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The map is boldly engraved, packed with information and decorated with a fine title cartouche. Delisle's maps of the Middle East were some of the most accurate early maps published until the end of the 18th century. Engraved by H. van Loon.

References: Ankary, p. 294-95; Tibbetts #229.

Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color on paper with a large medallion watermark and faint damp stains at top.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/11/2019