Auction 144, Lot 220

"Karte von dem Caspischen Meer nach Pr. Guldenstaedts entwurf Gezeichnet von J. Wussin...", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: Caspian Sea

Period: 1787 (dated)

Publication: Algemeiner Grosser Atlas

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.2 x 19 inches
25.9 x 48.3 cm

A handsome chart of the Caspian Sea showing the primary harbors of Baku and Astrakhan. The chart includes both topographical and hydrographical features around the entire coastline of the sea, locating harbors, bays, small islands and peninsulas. This chart was taken from the original by Johann Anton Guldenstadt (1745-1781), a naturalist and physician from Riga, Latvia, who published it in 1776. Later, it was included in Franz Anton Schraembl's Algemeiner Grosser Atlas, published in Vienna in 1787.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with wide, original margins.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/3/2013

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