Auction 97, Lot 410

"Colchis, Iberia, Albania, Quaeq; Caucaslae Gentes, Istmum quod Pontum Euxinum Caspiumq; Mare Interjacet Incolunt", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Caucasus

Period: 1667 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.3 inches
49.3 x 36.3 cm

Attractive map focusing on the region between the Black and Caspian seas. Great detail of the mountains, cities and villages. Colchis is the legendary kingdom in the Greek legend wherein Jason and the Argonauts stole the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes. Decorative title cartouche draped in a sheepskin and flanked by two hunting dogs.


Condition: B

Slight crease along fold.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/5/2001