Auction 126, Lot 592

"[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 16.5 inches
55.4 x 41.9 cm

Matched pair of the north and south sheets of Elwe's rendition of Delisle's important map of the Russian Empire in Europe. 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: A

Fine impression and lovely color. There is a tiny fold separation in the bottom blank margin of one sheet, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/3/2008