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978Early maps of the  Crimean Peninsula.DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
16th century wood-cut map of Crimea and the Sea of Azov
Bordone, Benedetto
$750.00Bordone--Benedetto16th-century-wood-cut-map-of-Crimea-and-the-Sea-of-AzovVery scarce antique map of the <b>Crimean Peninsula</b> by Paduan cartographer Benedetto Bordone in 1534. Includes southern Ukraine labeled "parte di sarmatia di europa". With the Sea of Azov as "palude meotide" (<b>the Maeotis Swamp</b>) or "bicis palude". These names were applied in antiquity dating to Greek and Roman times. <br></br> The Strait of Kerch is labeled "bosphoro crinerico" and on the west side of Crimea "golfo di nigropila" is applied to Karkinitski or Karkinitsky Bay. An unnamed city is shown in the location held today by <b>Yalta</b>. The body of water we today call the Black Sea is labeled "mar maggiore" by Bordone. <br></br> This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. From the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario" which provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text on verso in Italian.
2498Olearius: Map of Arkhangelsk, Russia.DetailsOlearius, Adam1727
Map and elevation view of Arkhangelsk, Russia
Olearius, Adam
$90.00Olearius--AdamMap-and-elevation-view-of-Arkhangelsk--RussiaAntique map and view of Arkhangelsk, Russia (Archangel; Archangelsk), the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, in the north of European Russia. Arkhangelsk is today situated on both banks of the northern Dvina River near its exit into the White Sea. <br></br> From "Voyages très-curieux & très renommez faits en Moscovie, Tartarie, et Perse...." by Adam Olearius (1603-1671).
4794Faden: Baltic Sea.  1803.DetailsFaden, William1803
Antique Chart of the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland
Faden, William
$350.00Faden--WilliamAntique-Chart-of-the-Baltic-Sea--Gulf-of-Bothnia-and-Gulf-of-FinlandFine antique British nautical chart of the Baltic Sea by William Faden. Inset port and harbor chart of Cronstadt (Kronstadt) on Kotlin Island and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Separate inset harbor chart for Revel (Tallinn, Estonia) on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Coverage on the chart extends from Copenhagen at bottom right, to Stockholm and far into the Gulf of Bothnia. <br></br> Published by W. Faden, Geographer to the King, and to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Charing Cross, June 4, 1803. Engraved by S.I. Neele, Strand.