NEAR EAST THE KINGDOMS OF ARMENIA,PONTUS,CAPADOCIA,MEDIA & C
Very attractive and uncommon map of the near east covering the area of Persia, Arabia and India as well as adjacent areas.
Two decorative cartouches.Very good hand colour.Very good condition.
code : M2393
Cartographer : Isaac Basire
Date : 1770c London
Size : 21*31cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Isaac Basire (1704-68),Famous for many maps most commonly a great number in Tindalls continuation of Rapin de Thoyras' History of England. He also contributed maps to the entlemans magazine.His son james(1769-1822) and grandson (1796-1869) also named James; these four generations of Basires were all engravers. Their longetivity produced overlapping careers, which has led to difficulties in attribution of some works..