This is a rare and very interesting map covering the vast largely Siberian region north and east of the Caspian Sea. Modern day Kazakhstan and Russia, and several other ex-Soviet republics occupy much of the area today. Part of the region is labeled Terra Incognita and the balance is filled with ancient place names. A large decorative title cartouche incorporates a vignette depicting the surrender of an army with weapons and shields above.
1700 Cluver Map of Siberia from the Caspian Sea
Scythia et Serica
Map Maker Specifics
P Cluver, 1700
8 X 12 in. plus margins
Excellent. Sharp hand colors on a nice strike. Only minimal age toning.