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LEVRAULT, F.G. [Map of the Balkan Peninsula published at the height of the Greek War of Independence]
Carte de la Turquie d'Europe (Partie Septentionale), présentant d'après les meilleures cartes et les documents les plus recens, cete partie de l'Empire Ottoman depuis Constantinople jusqu'aux frontières des Empires d'Austriche et de Russie. [joined with 'Partie Méridonale.] Strasbourg & Paris. 1828. Original colour. Two lithographic maps, dissected and laid on linen as one, as issued, total 1020 x 900mm. With blue paper slipcase with ownership label of the Comte de Robersart. Slipcase worn.
A detailed map of Greece and the Balkan States, with insets of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus, originally published in 1827, the year of the Battle of Navarino, this edition the year that the Russians declared war on the Ottomans in support of Greece. That year the Russians laid siege to three key Ottoman citadels in present-day Bulgaria: Shumla, Silistra. & Varna, only taking Varna before the end of the campaign season. The following year the Russian army crossed the Balkan mountains into Romania, fighting to within 45 miles of Constantinople before the Ottomans sued for peace. In 1832 the Treaty of Constantinople was signed, agreeing the borders of the new Greek kingdom.
[Ref: 14077]    £750.00 ($983 • €848 rates)


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