"Bosphorus Cimmerius et Regnum Bosphoranum", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1665 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15.7 inches
49.5 x 39.9 cm
This unusual map illustrates the Kerch Stait between the Sea of Azov in southern Ukraine and the Black Sea and not the Bosphorus as indicated by the title. The map is finely engraved with detail of the mountains and farmland in the region and is filled with ancient place names; the only recognizable one being Theodosia - modern Feodosiya.
Dark impression with original outline color. Some toning on centerfold and a tiny hole in bottom border.