Auction 165, Lot 550

"Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra Aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara Dicitur", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Ukraine & Southwestern Russia

Period: 1664 (published)

Publication: Grooten Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 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. Dutch text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with wide margins, light printer's ink residue, and toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/15/2017