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Auction 176, Lot 511

"Turkey in Europe from the Latest Authorities", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Southeastern Europe

Period: 1791 (circa)

Publication: Barlow's General History of Europe

Color: Black & White

16.4 x 12.6 inches
41.7 x 32 cm
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This handsome map covers Southeastern Europe between the Adriatic, Black, and Mediterranean seas. There are numerous place names, with several towns and cities identified including Budapest (still two distinct cities), Belgrade, Sofia, Athens, and Constantinople. Roads, rivers, and mountains are shown. The mouths of the Danube are noted, as are the ruins of Sardique and Ephesus, Mt. Olympus, and "Pt. Sciesme where the Turkish Fleet was burnt." The map extends to show the Crimean peninsula. Part of Turkey in Asia appears with place names lining the coasts, but the interior is left blank.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.BARL-1a #13.

Condition: A

A nice impression on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. A couple short edge tears in the top and bottom blank margins have been repaired on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 2/12/2020