Carte marine de la Mer Caspienne

Title

Carte marine de la Mer Caspienne

Subject

Caspian Sea

Description

This map of the Caspian was created by Guillaume Delised and was based on recent information collected by Carl Vanverden in 1719, 1720 and 1721 at the request of tsar Peter I. The first map of the Caspian based on relatively accurate observations of latitude and longitude, Delisle's map changed the way scholars and sovereigns imagined this body of water.

Creator

Delisle, Guillaume (1675-1726)

Source

Harvard Library, Pusey Map Collectino
David Rumsey Map Collection

Date

1721

Rights

Harvard Library, Pusey Map Collection
David Rumsey Map collection

Format

Map

Files

1721 Delisle G Caspian 01 1.jpg

Citation

Delisle, Guillaume (1675-1726), “Carte marine de la Mer Caspienne,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed December 6, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/319.

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