Auction 122, Lot 625

"Ukrania quae et Terra Cosaccorum cum Vicinis Walachiae, Moldaviae, Minorisque Tartariae Provinciis Exhibita", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1716 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

This splendid map covers the Ukraine and extends to take in Moldavia, Romania and Bulgaria. The map is beautifully engraved to illustrate the topography and show the locations of the major fortified cities, villages, and roads. The handsome title cartouche reflects the Cossacks' struggle for Ukrainian independence.

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Condition: A

A superb impression with original color. The margins have some minor soil and a couple of short tears, none affecting the map. One has been repaired on the verso with archival tape. There is a tiny rust spot in the cartouche.

Estimate: $700 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 12/5/2007

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