Nova ac verissima Maris Caspii

Title

Nova ac verissima Maris Caspii

Subject

Caspian Sea

Description

This early map of the Caspian was published by Reiner Ottens in his appears in his Atlas maior (1720). This publication is primarily in Latin but contains notes in Dutch as well as place names in Greek, Russian, Persian, Arabic, and Turkish (in Latin script). Though Ottens's map was made without the benefit of astronomical observations and thus is fairly inaccurate, the highlights the polyglot and cosmopolitan nature of this inland sea from an early date.

Creator

Otten, Reiner

Source

Harvard Libraries, Pusey Map Collection

Date

1720

Rights

Harvard Libraries, Pusey Map Collection

Files

1720 Ottens reduced.jpg

Citation

Otten, Reiner, “Nova ac verissima Maris Caspii,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed August 18, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/339.

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