Auction 148, Lot 639

"Colchis, Iberia, Albania quaeq; Caucasiae Gentes, Isthmum qui Pontum Euxinum Caspiumq; Mare Interjacet, Incolunt", Sanson/Mortier

Subject: Caucasus

Period: 1697 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.2 inches
47.8 x 36.1 cm

This attractive map focuses on the region between the Black and Caspian Seas. There is great detail of the mountains, cities and villages. Colchis is the legendary kingdom in the Greek myth wherein Jason and the Argonauts stole the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes. The decorative title cartouche is draped in a sheepskin and flanked by two hunting dogs.


Condition: A

A nice impression with bold color and very wide margins. Minor toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/19/2014