"The Kingdoms of Armenia, Pontus, Cappadocia, Media &c.", Basire, Isaac
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Black & White
11.9 x 8 inches
30.2 x 20.3 cm
This map extends all the way from the Mediterranean and Black Seas to the Gulf of Thailand, showing ancient kingdoms, numerous cities, rivers, and topography. The banner-style title cartouche is held aloft by a putto, while at top right is a vignette of a king dropping into an urn the recently decapitated head of another king. The large executioner stands beside the gruesome corpse. Engraved by Basire.
A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet.