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"Armenia Vetus in Quattuor Partes Distincta ad Tempora Iustiniani Imp. ", de la Rue, Philippe
Period: 1653 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 14.9 inches
51.6 x 37.8 cm
This handsome map of ancient Armenia shows the region between the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean Seas. The map is filled with classical place names, political boundaries, rope-like mountains and the river systems in the area. Dated 1653 but published in 1667 by Pierre Mariette.
A sharp impression with contemporary outline color and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with a large coat of arms watermark. There are minor extraneous creases adjacent to the centerfold, as well as a hint of toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.