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BLAEU, W. - Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur.

BLAEU, W. - Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur.
Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur. - BLAEU, W.
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Title : Taurica Chersonesus, Nostra aetate Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur..
Map maker : BLAEU, W..
Date : Amsterdam, 1645.
Size : 15.0 x 19.5 inches. / 38.0 x 49.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Part of Russia with in the north Smolensk and including Moscow and in the south the Black Sea.
More about Willem Blaeu. [+]
Taurica, Tauric Chersonese, and Taurida were names by which Crimea was known to the Greeks and Romans.
According to Greek legends, the Tauri were the people among whom Iphigeneia was sent after the goddess Artemis rescued her from the human sacrifice her father was about to perform: she became a priestess at the goddess's temple in the land of the Tauri, where she was forced by the king Thoas to sacrifice any foreigners who came ashore.
The Tauric Chersonese was inhabited by a variety of peoples. The inland regions were inhabited by Scythians and the mountainous south coast by the Tauri, an offshoot of the Cimmerians.
Greek settlers had a number of colonies along the coast of the peninsula, notably the city of Chersonesus near modern Sevastopol.
Taurica was a vassal state of the Romans for nearly five centuries, and the southern shores remained under Byzantine control until the AD 13th century.
The peninsula later became generally known by the name used for it by the Crimean Tatars. The word "Crimea" comes from the Crimean Tatar name Qırım, via Greek Krimeia (Κριμαία).
After the annexation of Crimea in 1783 the newly-installed Russian authorities made an attempt to revive the ancient name, and the former lands of the Crimean Khanate were organized into the Taurida Governorate. But this name was used only in the official documents and "Crimea" remained a common name for the country.
Following the 1917 October Revolution, the Taurida Governorate was briefly reformed as the Taurida Soviet Socialist Republic in early 1918 before being overrun by the World War I Central Powers. After the reassertion of Soviet control in 1921, the governorate was divided between the peninsular Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic under the Russian SFSR and the mainland portions which were incorporated into the Ukrainian SSR. []

Condition : Mint condition. Very fine original colours.

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