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 The Caucasus 

BERLINGHIERI, Francesco de Nicola. [The Caucasus from a landmark edition of Ptolemy]
Tabula Tertia d Asia. Florence, 1482. Two sheets joined, as usual, paper size 430 x 560mm. Small worm hole in lower margin.
The Caucasus, with Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and parts of Southern Russia, Turkey and Persia. from the third edition of Ptolemy's Geography to have printed maps, the first to be printed in the vernacular and the first with ‘modern' maps'. Francesco Berlinghieri (1440-1501), an Italian scholar and humanist, started work on a revision of Ptolemy in 1464, updating the Ptolemiac maps, supplementing them with modern maps (France, Italy, Spain and the Holy Land) and writing a commentary in Italian verse. The maps were engraved by Niccolò Tedesco, a German printer, unusually equidistant meridians and parallels, and rectangular borders rather than trapezoid. The completed work was published as "Septe Giornate della Geographia di Francesco Berlinghieri" ("The Seven Days of Geography").
[Ref: 11702]    £7,500.00 ($10,665 • €8,618 rates)

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [Ptolemaic Map of the Caucasus]
[Tabula III Asiae.] Lyons: M. & G. Treschel, 1535. Coloured woodcut, printed area 335 x 420mm. Some restoration at centrefold.
The Fries reduction of Wäldseemüller's map of the Caucasus, with the title on verso. Originally intended not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller, his death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the reduced woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. On verso is a text surrounded by woodcut columnar decorations and another woodcut with numerous scenes including a woman sitting beside a tree with hanging body parts.
[Ref: 9883]    £700.00 ($995 • €804 rates)

DU VAL, Pierre. [Miniature 17th Century map of Georgia]
Géorgie. Paris, 1682. Coloured. 105 x 130mm.
Miniature map of the Caucasus, marking Baku, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 18402]    £185.00 ($263 • €213 rates)

MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of the Caucasus]
[The Caucasus.] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8920]    £135.00 ($192 • €155 rates)

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Ptolemaic Caucasus]
Tab.III. Asiæ, in qua Colchis, Iberia, Albania, ac Armenia Maior. Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 355 x 450mm. .
Ptolemaic map of the Caucasus and Armenia. First published 1578, this map comes from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.
[Ref: 8535]    £450.00 ($640 • €517 rates)

HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [The southern Caspian Sea and environs]
Provinciarum Persicarum Kilaniae nempe Chirvaniae Dagestaniae... Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour. 500 x 590mm.
The central part of the Caspian Sea, with parts of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan with Baku marked, Persia and Usbekistan, and an inset view of Tercki (Novoterechnoye). The trade routes are marked and the title cartouche features a caravan.
[Ref: 17184]    £750.00 ($1,067 • €862 rates)

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Caspian Sea]
Carte Marine de la Mer Caspiene levée Suivant les Ordres de S.M.Czariene... Paris, 1721, coloured, Two sheets conjoined, total 880 x 620mm.
Verden, a Russian sailor, created the first accurate map of the Caspian, which Guillaume de L'Isle re-drew for publication., despite the sea having been visited by Alexander the Great two thousand years earlier.The two baroque cartouches and eight insets make this a very striking map.
[Ref: 10995]    £1,000.00 ($1,422 • €1,149 rates)

KIRCHER, Christfried. [Caspian Sea]
Mappa Geographica Perlinens Ad Comentationem De Portis Caspiis. Berlin, 1734, 285 x 220mm.
The Caspian Sea showing the countries bordering it, together with their topography, settlements and rivers. From Kircher's "Commentatio de Portis Caspiis earumque vero situ".
[Ref: 10928]    £150.00 ($213 • €172 rates)

SANTINI, Paolo. [Georgia & Armenia]
Carte de la Géorgie et des Pays Situés Entre la Mer Noire et la Mer Caspienne. Venice, 1775. Original colour. 485 x 665mm.
An uncommon map of Georgia and parts of Armenia and Azerbaijan, unusually detailed for the period. It is based on the work of Joseph De L'Isle, who spent much of his career in Russia, producing the 'Atlas Russicus' (the first Russian atlas) with Ivan Kyrilov and founding the 'Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg'. He returned to Paris in 1747 with a large map collection, including this map of the Caucasus, which contains many Russian names written phonetically in Latin script.
[Ref: 13883]    £525.00 ($747 • €603 rates)

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