Auction 127, Lot 611

"Tabula Geographica qua pars Russiae Magnae Pontus Euxinus seu Mare Nigrum et Tartaria Minor cum finitimis Bulgariae, et Romaniae et Natoliae…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Ukraine and Black Sea

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 23 inches
48.3 x 58.4 cm

This superb map of the region bordering the Black Sea depicts present-day Ukraine and extends to include Constantinople in the south and north to Moscow and Smolensko. Great detail throughout shows mountains, watershed, roads, villages and towns. Within the Black Sea is an interesting notation and depiction of the Fluenta Danubii showing the waters of the Danube and the Dnieper Rivers flowing through the sea, into the Bosphorus, and out into the Mediterranean. The large decorative title cartouche is enveloped in clouds with several putti.

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Condition: B+

Original color with a good impression. There is faint toning on the centerfold and some light soil and short tears in the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/25/2009

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