Greece and Asia Minor to 1453 antique map Spruner 1846
Title: Griechenland und Kleinasien bis zur Eroberung Konstantinopel's durch die Osmannen am 29ten May 1453.
Beautiful map of Greece with Rhodes and Cyprus in Ottoman times, with maps of the Bosporus Princes Albania. In colors (hand colored) the Serbian Empire (blue) the Venetians (green) and Genoa (Yellow).
Christopher Columbus himself was a native of Genoa and donated one-tenth of his income from the discovery of the Americas for Spain to the Bank of Saint George in Genoa for the relief of taxation on food.
Original map steel plate engraved with outline hand coloring.
Karl Spruner first edition historical atlas maps, exceptionally through the precision of detail in boundaries of the various (country) states and the extensive hand coloring which have been executed in detail.
Cartographer: Karl Spruner von Merz, 1803-1892 Karl von Spruner as he preferred to be known, was a German cartographer and scholar. He spent most of his long life in military service. He joined the Bavarian army, aged 11, in 1814, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1825. He is best known for his historical atlases.
Origin: Historisch Geographischer Hand Atlas Zur Geschichte Der Staaten Europa’s Vom Anfang Des Mittelalters Bis Die Neueste Zeit Von Dr. Karl Spruner Gotha: Bei Justas Perthes 1846.
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Size: Sheet app.: 17.5 x 14.5 inches. 44.5 x 36.5 cm. Image app.: 17 x 13 inches. 43.5 x 33.5 cm. Condition: Nice map in very good condition.