Auction 125, Lot 635

"Teatro della Guerra Presente tra la Russia e la Porta Ottomana", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1788 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
38 x 25.5 inches
96.5 x 64.8 cm

This is a very uncommon, large, separately-issued map illustrating the seat of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768 - 1774. Centered on the Black Sea and the countries bordering it, the map depicts all the main towns, cities and geographical features. This conflict between Russia and the Ottoman Empire resulted in the Russian Empire expanding to the southern Ukraine, northern Caucasus, and Crimea. The map is richly embellished with a pictorial scene filling the Black Sea and an inset map of the northwestern part of Moldovia. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.

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Condition: B

Nice impression and original color. Some minor foxing, mostly in margins with crumpled paper edges and some marginal punctures and tears closed with archival tape, a couple of which intrude into the map.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 9/24/2008

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