Auction 126, Lot 703

"Territorium Pontum Euxinum et Mare Caspium Interiacens Cubaniae et Georgiae… Partem Fluvii Volgae", Delisle, Joseph Nicholas

Subject: Russia, Caucasus

Period: 1745 (published)

Publication: Atlas Russicus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.8 x 19 inches
55.4 x 48.3 cm

This finely engraved map covers the northern Caucasus region between the Black and Caspian Seas. A superb military cartouche follows the Volga River at upper right. This map was included in the important Atlas Russicus, the first atlas of Russia to be published. Joseph Nicholas Delisle, younger brother of Guillaume, founded the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, and worked in Russia from 1726-47. One of his most important contributions to cartography was 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.

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Condition: A+

Overall fine, with a few tiny edge tears, well away from the map.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/3/2008

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