Auction 149, Lot 538

"Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra Aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara Dicitur", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Ukraine & Southwestern Russia

Period: 1643 (published)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.1 inches
50.3 x 38.4 cm

Attractive map of the region north of the Black Sea based on Mercator with the toponym from medieval portolan charts. The map covers the region from Moscow in the north to the Black Sea and from the mouth of the Danube to approximately Sochi in the east. The interior is filled with large forests and mountains with little information on settlements except along the rivers. It is embellished with small strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches and three ships. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1890:2.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with old color that has been partially refreshed. There are some faint damp stains in bottom blank margin that enter map border in a few spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014