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Auction 115, Lot 687

"Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Caspian Sea - Caucasus

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 x 48.3 cm

This map of the south part of the Caspian sea covers the Caucasus and Turkmenistan. A fine and strongly engraved view of the city of Baku (the former Tereki) is inset in a decorative cartouche at upper right. The sheet is further embellished in Homann's bold style with a large pictorial title cartouche, scales cartouche, compass rose and an array of ships in the sea.


Condition: B

Crisp, dark impression with full original colors. Close margins, as issued. Centerfold toning and a little light scattered toning.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/21/2006