Auction 111, Lot 506

"Plan von der Legend von Cherson, Oczakow und Kinbourn…", Thomas, Christian Ludwig

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1788 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 9 inches
62.2 x 22.9 cm

Very detailed chart showing the region between Ochakiv and Kherson along the Dnipro (Dnieper) River and describing the Battle of Liman. The Russian fleet, led by Admiral John Paul Jones, the Father of the American Navy, defeated a Turkish fleet, killing or taking captive about 4500 Turks and destroying 15 vessels. Jones lost only one frigate and 18 men. After the American Revolution Jones moved to Paris where Thomas Jefferson, then Ambassador to France, recommended him for service with the Russia Navy. He was commissioned as Rear Admiral by the Empress Catherine II and served under Prince Potemkin in the Black Sea campaign. A rarely seen chart with an interesting American connection.


Condition: B

Dark impression with original outline coloring. A couple of spots at the left and two soft creases, else very good. Close margins at sides, as issued.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/8/2005