Auction 122, Lot 618

"Moscoviae Gubernium cum Adiacentibus Regionibus", Delisle, Joseph Nicholas

Subject: Russia

Period: 1745 (published)

Publication: Atlas Russicus

Color: Hand Color

22 x 19.5 inches
55.9 x 49.5 cm

An uncommon map of Russia with Moscow located just below the center of the map. This map was included in the important Atlas Russicus, the first atlas of Russia to be published. The atlas was published in both German and Russian, this is from the German edition. The map is filled with detailed, pictorial topography and many placenames. An elegantly designed cartouche enhances the map in the lower left. Joseph Nicholas Delisle, younger brother of Guillaume, founded the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, and worked in Russia from 1726-47.

References: Phillips (A) #3109.

Condition: A

A strong sheet with a couple of printer's creases and minor marginal flaws, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/5/2007