Auction 154, Lot 630

"Zee en Landtogt door A. Jenkinson, van Astracan Gedaan aa Tartarien en te Rug tot in Moscow", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Caucasus

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Landreysen…

Color: Hand Color

9.1 x 6 inches
23.1 x 15.2 cm

This map of the regions surrounding the Black and Caspian Seas was created to illustrate the account of Anthony Jenkinson's expeditions to Russia. Jenkinson was sent on four expeditions to Russia on behalf of the Muscovy Company to explore routes to Central Asia and China. Jenkinson's route from Moscow to Bukhara (Boghar) is illustrated, and the Caspian Sea is depicted with a round shape. Illustrated with a decorative title cartouche. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) G.AA-1a #53.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper with wide margins and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/16/2015