Bosporus Maeotis Sarmatia Asiatica old map Cellarius 1790
Title: Bosporus Maeotis Iberia Albania Et Sarmatia Asiatica.
Description: Early antique map of the region Black and Caspian Seas in ancient times.
Samatians: Their territory was known as Sarmatia to Greco-Roman ethnographers, corresponding to the western part of greater Scythia (modern Southern Russia, Ukraine, and the eastern Balkans). At their greatest reported extent, around 100 BC, these tribes ranged from the Vistula River to the mouth of the Danube and eastward to the Volga, bordering the shores of the Black and Caspian seas as well as the Caucasus to the south. The Sarmatians decline in the fourth century with the incursions connected to the Migration period (Huns, Goths, Turks). The descendents of the Sarmatians become known as the Alans during the Early Middle Ages, and ultimately give rise to the modern Ossetic ethnic group.
Sold included an acid free hand colored passé partout. Size: Passé partout app.: 19.5 x 15 inches. 48 x 38 cm. Image c. 11 x 8 inches - 30,5 x 20,5 cm. Condition: excellent, fold as published.