Colour print, 67 x 78 cm (26.3 x 30.7 inches). Housed in an original illustrated wrappers with a flap (a small hand-written monogram of the previous owner, otherwise in a near-mint unused condition with a minimal stains on the spine of the wrappers).
A very rare, large format map of the traditional region Thrace especially commissioned by the British Foreign Office from the leading mapmaker Edward Stanford Ltd. to depict the theatre of the ongoing First Balkan War, a conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the ‘Balkan League’; showcasing a vast wealth of topographical and military information; the present example importantly featuring extensive…
Colour print, 56 x 67 cm (22 x 26.3 inches), accompanied by an original brochure with an index: 8°, 11 pp., wrappers with title, stapled. Housed in an original illustrated wrappers with a flap (a small hand-written monogram of the previous owner, otherwise in a near-mint unused condition with a minimal stains on the spine of the wrappers).
Very Rare – the first broadly accurate and detailed map of the course of the lower Danube River, that flowed 1,400 km from Belgrade to the Black Sea; a colossal 7-sheet work (bound in atlas form) that would measure a course approximately 420 cm (almost 14 feet!) long if joined, based on the first serious attempt to map this vital…
Edward Stanford, 1919. Very rare – the most sophisticated cartographic analysis of the ‘Thrace Question’, concerning the geographic partitioning of the region which was one of the great bones of contention between Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey in the wake of World War I; an atlas of 19 full page colour plates of historical and ethnographic maps collected from the most authoritative…
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