Iskenderun southern Turkey Syria Alexandrette 1746 Rioux mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Middle East / coast of Southern Turkey- near Syria- trading center for Aleppo).
Issued c.1746, Marseilles, France by Roux.
Wonderful miniature city prospect view set behind ramparts, numerous spires with crescent moons atop them. Rhumb lines, sounding depth and a compass rose orienting north to the left inhance the visual appeal. Near folk-art in style and appearance.
Very attractive mid-18th century engraved antique map. With lovely hand color which greatly enhances the visual appeal. A superior visual example and scarce thus.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Sheet measures c. 6 3/8"H x 8 1/2"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/4"H x 7 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p.38.