"Nova et accuratissima Maris Caspii…", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Caspian Sea
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Original color and sharp impression. Toned along centerfold.