Auction 122, Lot 621

"[Lot of 2] Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la Partie Septentrionale [and] Partie Meridionale de Moscovie", Delisle/Elwe

Subject: Russia

Period: 1792 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 16.3 inches
55.4 x 41.4 cm

Matched pair of the north and south sheets of Elwe's rendition of Delisle's important map of the Russian Empire. Both sheets provide a superb view of the topography along with hundreds of tiny villages and the major roads. The northern map covers northern Russia from Finland to just beyond the Petzora River. It is decorated with a nice title cartouche featuring putti and a variety of scientific instruments. The southern sheet includes Moscow and part of present-day Ukraine. Size given is approximate for each sheet. Unjoined, as issued.


Condition: B+

Lovely original color and sharp impressions with a couple of minor spots in blank margins. Map 1 with a small hole near the Royaume d'Astracan.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2007