Auction 117, Lot 754

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

Subject: Caucasus and Caspian Sea

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.2 inches
57.9 x 48.8 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 and very attractive title cartouche adorned with eastern figures, a camel and horsemen, scales cartouche, compass rose and an array of ships in the sea.


Condition: B

Sharp impression and attractive original color. Very good except for a light damp stain in the top right portion of the map.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/6/2006