Folding engraved map (430 x 566 mm), comprising 18 sections backed with linen, some outline hand colouring, engraved title label (‘Turquie d’Asie’) to verso of top left panel; a few light marks, linen backing browned; overall very good in original marbled paper slipcase, orange gilt-lettered spine label; extremities slightly rubbed.
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Carte de l’Asie occidentale comprenant la Turquie d’Asie, la Perse, le Kaboul et l’Arabie.
A lovely hand-coloured folding map of the Middle East and part of Asia, comprising Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and the western borders of China and modern-day India, from the celebrated Parisian map-selling company of Andriveau-Goujon.
Numbered 33 in Andriveau-Goujon’s Atlas universel series, the map shows the western half of Asia in the year 1850, ranging from Constantinople in the northwest to Calcutta (Kolkata) in the southeast, and from Yarkant country in the northeast to Yemen in the southwest.
We have been unable to trace any folding examples such as this in UK or US libraries.
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