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

Topographical Map of the Course of the Meander River (Ancient Maender River, Now Menderes River)

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/16 x 15 1/16 inches (54.1 x 38.3 cm) and Image: 12 7/16 x 8 inches (31.6 x 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "54 | XXXX."; in brown ink, upper left: "XLVI."; in black ink, within image: labels A-X; in graphite, lower center: "Course of the Meander from Pilas(?) to the Sea"

watermark: Strasburg bend and lily with "WR" [Wendelin Riehel of Basle] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.997
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cartographic material | hills | lakes | mariners' compass | mountains | river | scale (rule) | topographic map
Associated Places:
Asia | Buyukmenderes Nehri | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27075
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