Auction 115, Lot 570

"Tabula Geographica qua pars Russiae Magnae Pontus Euxinus seu Mare Nigrum et Tartaria Minor cum finitimis Bulgariae, et Romaniae et Natoliae…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Ukraine, Russia and Black Sea

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grossen Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 22.8 inches
48.3 x 57.9 cm

This superb map of the region bordering the Black Sea depicts present-day Ukraine and extends to include Constantinople in the south and north to Moscow and Smolensko. Great detail throughout shows mountains, watershed, roads, villages and towns. The large decorative title cartouche is surrounded in clouds with several putti. Four distance scales and compass rose.

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Condition: A+

Dark, early engraved line and very fine coloring, on thick paper with original margins. Uncolored cartouche, as issued. Two tiny spots outside main portion of map.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/21/2006

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