"Carte Marine de la Mer Caspiene…", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Caspian Sea
Period: 1725 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24.5 x 18.3 inches
62.2 x 46.5 cm
This beautiful map is the northern sheet of Delisle's important mapping of the Caspian Sea from the surveys of Karl van Verden from 1719-21. Relief is shown pictorially and the sea is crossed with rhumb lines and centered on a large compass rose. Sheet includes three inset maps and is attractively embellished with a title and advertisement cartouches, one bedecked with dragons.
Bit of light soil and a couple of edge tears not near map, overall near fine.