Tanais, Don River delta, cartography of Russia Bellin 1764
Title: Carte Des Embouchures Du Tanais.
Fine old antique map of Tanais, Don River delta, Russia. Copperplate engraved.
Mapmaker: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. (1703 – 21 March 1772) Jacques Nicolas Bellin was born in Paris, France, 1703. He was Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine at the Depot des Cartes, Plans et Journeaux du Ministere de la Marine, Paris, France, from 1741 to 1772. Origin: Le Petit Atlas maritime recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du Monde. Paris: Bellin, 1764.
In antiquity, Tanais was also the name of a city in the Don river delta (Maeotian marshes) that reaches into the north easternmost part of the Sea of Azov, which the Greeks called Lake Maeotis. The site of ancient Tanais is about 30 km west of modern Rostov on Don. The central city site lies on a plateau with a difference up to 20m in elevation in the south. It is bordered by a natural valley to the east, and an artificial ditch to the west.
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Size: Sheet app.: 33 x 24.5 cm. 13 x 9.75 inches. Image app.: 23x 17 cm. 9 x 6.75 inches. Type of paper: Thick/lined/marked. Condition: Excellent light soiling in borders.