Auction 106, Lot 486

"Nova et accuratissima Maris Caspii…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Caspian Sea

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.4 inches
57.2 x 49.3 cm

Bold map of the Caspian Sea and the immediate surroundings. A central compass rose orients this map with north to the left. The name of this important sea is shown in several languages and a passage of text is included from the classical geographer Pomponius Mela. The major trading ports and roads are well depicted. The uncolored title cartouche is embellished with a fierce-looking warrior, cherubs, and Libra holding a sword and scales.

References:

Condition: B

Original color and sharp impression. Toned along centerfold.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/3/2004

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