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Auction 189, Lot 548

"Patriarchatus Antiocheni Geographica Descriptio", Tavernier, Melchior

Subject: Middle East & Cyprus

Period: 1640 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 14.3 inches
49.8 x 36.3 cm
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This map depicts the ancient Principality of Antioch along the eastern end of the Mediterranean, in parts of present-day Turkey and Syria. The map extends to the Persian Gulf and is filled with ancient place names, political boundaries, rivers, and exaggerated mountain ranges. Decorated with a drape-style title cartouche.


Condition: B+

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche, with a large coat of arms watermark, light toning and offsetting along the centerfold, and three small worm holes in blank areas of the map.

Estimate: $220 - $250


Closed on 9/14/2022