Auction 134, Lot 535

"Bosphorus Cimmerius et Regnum Bosphoranum", Sanson/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
48.3 x 39.4 cm

This unusual map illustrates the Kerch Stait between the Sea of Azov in southern Ukraine and the Black Sea and not the Bosphorus as indicated by the title. The map is finely engraved with detail of the mountains and farmland in the region and is filled with ancient place names; the only recognizable one being Theodosia - modern Feodosiya.

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Condition: A

Original color and wide original margins with a few light spots of foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/1/2010

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