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Auction 173, Lot 321

"Mer Noire ou Mer Maievre", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1665 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.1 inches
24.1 x 18 cm

This small, attractive map covers the lands surrounding the Black Sea, showing major cities and rivers, including portions of present-day Turkey, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and the Sea of Azov. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. This is an early state without the engraved border.

References: cf. Pastoureau, SANSON VII B [13].

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a watermarked sheet with some light spots.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 6/5/2019