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  ASIA 
 Near East 

NOEL et VIVIEN. [A large and detailed early 19th century map of the Ottoman Empire]
Carte de l'Empire Ottoman Comprenant les Possessions de la Porte en Europe, en Asie, et en Afrique; Avec les Parties Limitrophes de l'Arabie, de la Perse, de la Russie et de l'Empire Austriche. Dressée par Nöel et Vivien, Geographes; et Gravée par Giraldon-Bovinet. Paris: Giralden Bouvinet & C.ie, 1825. Original outline colour. Twelve sheets conjoined, total 1190 x 1300mm.
A large map coving from the Balkans to the Ukraine, Caspian Sea, Western Persia, Arabia and the Nile. It is unusual in that it uses stipple engraving to give texture to the open areas, especially in Arabia. It is also an unusually international publication, published in France by the engraver, with the assistance of publishers in other countries: James Wyld and John Cary in London; Artaria & Fontaine in Mannheim; Villardi in Milan; Bouffa & Fils in Amsterdam; and Brunin in Glasgow (a publisher not listed in Tooley's Dictionary).
[Ref: 18617]    £1,100.00 ($1,394 • €1,264 rates)


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