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Auction 118, Lot 697

"[Lot of 2] Carte de Moscovie… [and] Partie Meridionale de Moscovie…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Russia

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.5 x 19.3 inches
62.2 x 49 cm

Matched pair of the north and south sheets of Delisle's important map of the Russian Empire. Both sheets provide great detail of the towns, roads, forests and topography. The northern map is decorated with a nice title cartouche featuring a sleigh, coat of arms, animals and a hunter. The southern sheet includes Moscow and features three distance scales. Size given is approximate for each sheet. Fine example of this map in original unjoined state.

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Condition: A

Fine impressions printed on sturdy paper. Minor repairs on marginal fold separations.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/6/2007

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