Auction 130, Lot 692

"Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Caspian Sea

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.2 inches
57.9 x 48.8 cm

A variety of ships sail the Caspian Sea on this extremely decorative map of the southern part of the Caucasus and Turkmenistan. A fine view of the city of Baku (the former Tereki) is inset in a decorative cartouche at upper right. The sheet is further embellished in Homann's bold style with a large title cartouche that features a nomadic encampment with colorful figures, a camel and horsemen, and a vine-draped distance scale cartouche.

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Condition: A+

Minor soil of paper edges, well away from the map.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/2/2009

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