Auction 112, Lot 624

"Nova ac verissima Maris Caspii…", Ottens

Subject: Caspian Sea

Period: 1723 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 19.3 inches
61 x 49 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 decorative title cartouche attributes Reiner Otten and a smaller imprint at bottom left notes that the map was published by the widow of Joachim Ottens, who died in 1719.


Condition: A+

Lovely original color.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/28/2005