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Auction 118, Lot 812

"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.


Condition: A

Bit of light soil and a couple of edge tears not near map, overall near fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/6/2007