Auction 112, Lot 539

"Bosphorus Cimmerius et Regnum Bosphoranum", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1665 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B

Dark impression with original outline color. Some toning on centerfold and a tiny hole in bottom border.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/28/2005

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