Persia, The Caspian Sea Done by ye Czar, and Part of Independent Tartary
|Title||Persia, The Caspian Sea Done by ye Czar, and Part of Independent Tartary |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/PersiaCaspianTartary_Uncat.html |
|Cartographer||Moll, Herman, d. 1732|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1732 |
|Publisher||Bowles, John 1701-1779|
Bowles, Thomas d. 1767
|Place of Publication||England--London |
|Original Source||"Atlas Minor." Moll, Herman. London: Thomas and John Bowles, 1732. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche in lower left corner:
"Persia, The Caspian Sea. Done by ye Czar, and Part of Independent Tartary. By with his Tract from Astracan to GIlan in Persia Above 2700 Eng. Miles. By H. Moll Geograp."
Printed above cartouche in lower left is a scale for English miles.
Printed in upper left corner is an explanation of the various geographic features of the map and a place name key:
"My Author of this great Discovery of Independent Tartary is a very Ingenious Greek Gentleman of Note, who affirm'd to me that to his certain knowledge on the South and East side of the Caspian Sea not one River falls into it. And that the Mountains on the South of the said Sea (which are very high) doe not lye so near the Coast as the Czar's Draught makes it but are at least two Days Journey South from it..."
Printed in upper right corner is a note on gold mines:
"My Author show'd me several pieces of fine Gold struck by those Kings, with their Names on them…"
Depicts Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and the Caspian Sea. Also includes part of India and Russia in the north. Shows pictorial mountains and labels major cities, rivers, forests and bodies of water including the Persian Sea in the south. Contains notes about the caravan from Astracan.
Prime Meridian: London.
Scale: 1:12, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||This map was originally created by Dutch cartographer, engraver and bookseller, Herman Moll (?-1732). Moll first came to England in 1678. He worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt, Greenville Collins, John Adair, and Seller and Price. Some of his work includes "America and Europe" for Moore's "Geography" (1681), six charts for Collins in 1689, "A System of Geography" (1701), "Globe" (1703), "Atlas Minor" (1727, 1729), and "World Described" (1727) (Tooley, 444).|
David Rumsey Cartography Associates. "David Rumsey Collection: Persia, the Caspian Sea done by Czar, and part of Independent Tarta…" Online database. Accessed 27 May 2009.
Johnson, Vance W. "A Farewell to Maps." Unpublished. 28 Oct. 1990.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Tooley, Ronald Vere and Charles Bricker. "Landmarks of Mapmaking: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers." Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1968.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Iran - Maps-- Early works to 1800.; Iraq - Maps-Early works to 1800.; Afghanistan-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Caspian Sea-Maps-Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP087 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G7421 1732 M6 [map uncataloged]. |
|Physical Description||24 x 26 cm. |
|Condition||Frayed along bottom edge. Browning around edges. Tape repairs evident on verso. Written on verso in pencil: "Persia 1732." Acquisition information written on verso in pencil. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 400 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 300 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||The Janice Ruth Johnson Memorial Map Collection donated by Professor W. Vance Johnson, Ellensburg, Washington, 1990. |
|References||David Rumsey Cartography Associates. University of Oxford. |