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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:

Pianura dell'Hermo in Faccia a Sardes

Additional Title(s):

Map of the Hermus Plain at Sardis

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Black and brown ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 21 5/16 inches (37.5 x 54.1 cm) and 7 15/16 x 12 3/8 inches (20.2 x 31.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "5"; in brown ink, upper left: "XIV. (crossed out and replaced in graphite with '12')"; within image: labels A-M; lower center: "PIANVRA DELL HERMO IN FACCIA A SARDES"

Watermark: "IV" [J. Villedary] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Signed in brown ink, lower left: "Borra Archus. Del."; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.927
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cartographic material | hills | lakes | landscape | Lydian | Persian | river | Roman | site plan
Associated Places:
Asia | Ege kiyilari | Manisa Ili | Sardis | Turkey
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27008
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