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