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Auction 179, Lot 719

"Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae Nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae Aliarumque Vicinarum Regionum Partium Nova Geographica Tabula...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Caspian Sea

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.9 inches
57.2 x 48 cm
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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.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with a couple faint stains.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2020

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