"Nova et Accuratissima Maris Caspii Hactenus Maximam Partem Nobis non Fatis Cogniti ac Regionum Adjacentium...", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Caspian Sea
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 19.5 inches
58.2 x 49.5 cm
Bold map of the Caspian Sea and the immediate surroundings. A central compass rose orients this map with north to the left. The name of this important sea is shown in several languages and a passage of text is included from the classical geographer Pomponius Mela. The major trading ports and roads are well depicted. The title cartouche is embellished with a fierce-looking warrior, cherubs, and Libra holding a sword and scales.
A sharp impression with contemporary color in the map and later color in the cartouche. There is light soiling and foxing around the edges of the sheet.