Decorative coloured map of the Aegean Sea with Crete and the western part of Turkey.
From "A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography" by Edward Wells an English clergyman, teacher and mathematician, born in 1667. All map are dedicated to William the Duke of Gloucester who died 1700, the year of the first edition of the atlas. The Wells maps have been much valued during the beginning of the 18th century because of its accuracy.
Several small holes in lower margin. Manuscript page number by old hand in upper left margin. Excellent condition.
Edward Wells, born in 1667, was a British teacher and mathematician how issued A New Sett of Maps dedicated to William the Duke of Gloucester in 1700. He died in 1727.
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