London: J. Seller, 1670. unbound. Miniature map. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 4 3/4" x 6". This charming miniature map of Georgia covers from the Sea of Azov to Persia south of the Caspian Sea near modern day Tehran. Incredibly detailed, especially for a miniature map, it notes several important cities; some that were part of the ancient Silk Route, and topography is beautifully rendered. A beautiful decorative title cartouche is included in the lower left quadrant. The map is in good condition with some edge wear, not affecting the image. Minor offsetting and foxing with slight toning along the centerfold. John Seller (c. 1630-1697) was an English instrument maker and cartographer and in 1671 he was appointed Hydrographer to the King. Seller instigated the first English maritime atlas, in an effort to compete with the successful Dutch maps at the time. This map is a nice example of his work. (Inventory #: 266570)
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