"Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Caspian Sea
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Minor soil of paper edges, well away from the map.