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Scarce map of Central Turkey, with Ancyra (Ancora) in the upper left of the map and showing the early Roman and other roads shown throughout the region.

The map appeared in Mortier's Atlas Antiquus, based upon the work of Nicolas Sanson.

Lycaonia, was an ancient region in the central part of what is now Turkey. It was bounded by the Taurus Mountains to the north, Cilicia to the west, and Cappadocia to the east. The region was inhabited by the Lycaonians, a tribe of Indo-European origins. It was conquered by the Persians in the 6th century BC, and later became part of the Roman Empire. The area remained an important center of trade and culture throughout its history.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in outline. Minor offsetting. Minor dampstaining.
Guillaume Sanson Biography

The son of famous French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume (1633-1703) carried on his father's work. Like his sire, he was a court geographer to Louis XIV. He often worked in partnership with another prominent cartographer of the time, Hubert Jaillot.