Auction 129, Lot 746

"Colchis, Iberia, Albania, Quaeq; Caucaslae Gentes, Istmum quod Pontum Euxinum Caspiumq; Mare Interjacet Incolunt", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Caucasus

Period: 1667 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.3 inches
49 x 36.3 cm

This attractive map focuses on the region between the Black and Caspian Seas. There is great detail of the mountains, cities and villages. Colchis is the legendary kingdom in the Greek myth wherein Jason and the Argonauts stole the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes. The decorative title cartouche is draped in a sheepskin and flanked by two hunting dogs.

References:

Condition: B+

Light toning along centerfold, else very good with a sharp impression.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Unsold

Closed on 9/23/2009

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