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Auction 181, Lot 612

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"Scythia, Serica Regio Bactriana", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Central Asia

Period: 1655 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.3 x 6.8 inches
28.7 x 17.3 cm

This handsome classical map depicts the region stretching from Ukraine to China. It is finely engraved to show mountains, forests, cities and locates historical regions. Decorated by a fine strapwork and rope title cartouche. Engraved by Lhuillier.

References:

Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color on watermarked paper that has been trimmed to the border at lower right. There is some minor extraneous creasing also at right.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $95

Closed on 2/10/2021

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