"Karte von dem Caspischen Meer...", Schraembl, Franz Anton
Subject: Caspian Sea
Period: 1787 (dated)
Publication: Algemeiner Grosser Atlas
Color: Hand Color
10.4 x 19.1 inches
26.4 x 48.5 cm
A handsome chart of the Caspian Sea showing the primary harbors of Baku and Astrakhan. The chart includes both topographical and hydrographical features around the entire coastline of the sea, locating harbors, bays, small islands and peninsulas. This chart was taken from the original by Johann Anton Guldenstadt (1745-1781), a naturalist and physician from Riga, Latvia, who published it in 1776. Later, it was included in Franz Anton Schraembl's Algemeiner Grosser Atlas, published in Vienna in 1787.
A nice impression on a bright, sturdy sheet with a couple of tiny spots and a faint damp stain in the top right corner of the sheet.