Auction 125, Lot 749

"Vera Delineatio Provinciae Fertilissimae Kilan olim Hyrcaniae ad Mare Caspium Sitae", Olearius, Adam

Subject: Caspian Sea

Period: 1656 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 10.8 inches
33 x 27.4 cm

Adam Olearius was a German scholar, mathematician, geographer and librarian. He was secretary to the ambassador from Germany to Russia and Persia and published two books about the events and observations during his travels. These narratives of the Russian and Persian legation provided a great deal of information on relatively unknown regions such as this map of the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. It depicts the region of Azerbaijan and Iran. The map is oriented with north to the upper left corner and adorned with an attractive title cartouche.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened. There is some roughness along the binding side at left including a tiny binding tear that just touches the neatline.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008