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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

This is a beautiful 1705 of the Kerch Strait issued by Pierre Mortier. The map covers the Kerch Strait between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea, including the regions of southern Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula and Krasnodar Krai in Southwest Russia. The region is speculatively mapped, reflecting on what was know of this particular area in the early 18th century. Wonderfully engraved, it notes several important towns, many of which are unrecognizable today, except Theodosia (present day Feodosiya), which is beautifully rendered with fields and forests. Topography is rendered in profile throughout. A decorative title cartouche is included in the top right quadrant.

This map, originally issued by Nicolas Sanson in 1665 is a 1705 Pierre Mortier reissue published in Joannes Clericus' Atlas antiquus, sacer, ecclesiasticus et profanus / collectus ex tabulis geograph. Nic. Sansonis ...

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