"Asiae, quae Vulgo Minor Dicitur, et Syriae Tabula Geographica, Quantum per Subsidia Licuit Elaborata...", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
Subject: Turkey & Syria
Period: 1764 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24.4 x 19.8 inches
62 x 50.3 cm
Stunning, large-scale map of ancient Turkey showing the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea and islands, Crete, Cyprus, part of Armenia, and Syria with many ancient place names throughout the map. Inset at the top with a map of Troy and a smaller one of the Bosphorus. D'Annville was the Royal French cartographer and was elected to the Academie des Sciences in 1773. His maps are noted for their scientific accuracy and were copied by many subsequent cartographers.
Contemporary outline color on watermarked paper with some light foxing at top, a dampstain along the top edge of the sheet, and a few tiny edge tears that do not enter the image. There are some grayish shadows that are caused by our scanner and do not appear on the map itself.