Lot 121: MAHMUD RAIF EFENDI. [Asia.]
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: MAHMUD RAIF EFENDI. [Asia.] Double-page engraved map of Asia, from Efendi''s Cedid Atlas Tercümesi. 21x27 1/4 inches sheet size, ample margins on left and right, just inside platemark on top and bottom; hand-colored; light finger-soiling at edges, very light dampstain along top edge barely affecting image. [Istanbul, 1803 or 1804]
Notes: scarce. This map, from the first folio atlas published in the Muslim world, is thought to have been issued in approximately 50 examples.