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Colored manuscript map of the Caspian sea and the surrounding region, with parts of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Persia, various Tatar khanates, Armenia, etc.

There is much detail, and many place names. 

is map was purchased by Warren Heckrotte from PBA Galleries in 2001. In the catalogue description it was stated that the consignor said that the map was "purportedly found in a German monastery and [is] attributed to a learned monk." 

Warren Heckrotte, in his notes, writes "the language is Latin.  Some of major place names are given in several languages....  The Caspian Sea is accurately drawn reflecting the Russian mapping carried out in the early 1700s. The map extends east to include Bokara and Samarkand. It extends west to show a small section of the Black Sea. The land is divided into many territories and there are many place names."