Dapper, Olfert (Olivier)
1672

Antique engraved chart or map of the Caspian Sea

Paskaert vande Caspise Zee

DESCRIPTION: Interesting antique chart of the Caspian Sea, considered by many to be the world's largest lake, located between Europe and Asia. This 340 year old copper-plate engraving by Olivier Dapper (d. 1690) is presented in the style of a nautical chart with numerous rhumb lines and a central compass rose at center. No soundings, aids-to-navigation or danger areas are identified, which is consistent with the intended use of the work to inform the general reader, and definitely not intended for navigation of the Caspian Sea.

This old map is filled with images of sailing ships and shows limited detail of the interior areas of the countries along the Caspian coast: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Azerbaijan. Text is in both Cyrillic and Dutch.

CREATOR: Dapper, Olfert (Olivier)

PUBLICATION DATE: 1672

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Iran

BODY OF WATER: Caspian Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Clean and bright. A few repaired minor marginal tears not intruding into the image. No notable condition issues.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 14 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 8

PRICE: $250

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