Auction 123, Lot 597

"Carte du Palus Meotide et du Pont Euxin…", Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1791 (dated)

Publication: Les Voyages du jeune Anacharsis en Greece

Color: Hand Color

10 x 6.3 inches
25.4 x 16 cm

This copper engraved map focuses on the Black Sea and illustrates the travels of Anacharsis, a Scythian philosopher who traveled from his homeland on the northern shores of the Black Sea to Athens in the early 6th century BC. The map is based on the cartography of D'Anville.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed, with wide original margins that are a little soiled.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/20/2008