"Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae Nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Caspian Sea
Period: 1728 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 19.3 inches
58.2 x 49 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.
A bright, clean example on watermarked paper with a dark impression. There is faint toning along centerfold and a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light.