Asia Minor Early map The Bosphorus by d’Anville 1740
Title: L’Asie Mineure Et Le Bosphore Pour ‘Histoire Ancienne de Mr. Rollin. Par Le Sr. D’Anville Oktrobre 1740.
Description: Asia Minor and Bosporus Large decorative map published in the Ottoman period.
The map is copperplate engraved with hand coloring includes decorative title cartouches and mile scale. The map shows the areas around the Black Sea with Turkey and surroundings countries.
Engraved by P. Bourgoin.
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (born in Paris July 11, 1697 – January 28, 1782), was both a geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. His maps of ancient geography, characterized by careful, accurate work and based largely on original research, are especially valuable. He left unknown areas of continents blank and noted doubtful information as such; compared to the lavish maps of his predecessors, his maps looked empty.
Size: Size: Sheet app.: 44.5 x 34.5 cm. 17.5 x 13.5 inches. Image app.: 32 x 25.5 cm. 12.5 x 10 inches. Condition: very good, fold as published, spots in margins.