Auction 136, Lot 665

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

Subject: Caspian Sea

Period: 1728 (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 very 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.


Condition: B+

Excellent impression and color with slight toning along the centerfold and some mild creasing at right.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/1/2011