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Auction 133, Lot 514

"Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Ukraine and Russia

Period: 1649 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm
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Attractive map of the region north of the Black Sea based on Mercator with the toponym from medieval portolan charts. The map covers the region from Moscow in the north to the Black Sea and from the mouth of the Danube to approximately Sochi in the east. The interior is filled with large forests and mountains with little information on settlements except along the rivers. It is embellished with small title and scale of miles cartouches and three ships. Latin text on verso.

References: Vaurichin, Dashkevich & Krishtalovich p. 174-76.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and old color with wide original margins. There are a few minor spots of foxing, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/1/2010