"Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae Nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae Aliarumque Vicinarum Regionum Partium...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Caspian Sea
Period: 1728 (dated)
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.
A dark impression on a watermarked sheet with original color, centerfold separations at top and bottom that just enter the neatline, moderate color offsetting, and extraneous creasing along the centerfold. There are numerous small chips and short edge tears in the bottom blank margin of the sheet.