Auction 111, Lot 610

"Carte des Pays Voisins de la Mer Caspiene dressee pour l'usage du Roy…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Caucasus

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.8 x 18.1 inches
60.5 x 46 cm

This is likely the most detailed and attractive eighteenth century map to focus on Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. It depicts roads, forts, cities, villages, topography and is filled with notations. The map is embellished with a title cartouche featuring the French crown and coat of arms, and two beautiful compass roses.

References:

Condition: B

Original color with some oxidation, reinforced on verso with light tissue. Repair on top centerfold and some light offsetting.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/8/2005

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