Auction 127, Lot 607

"[Lot of 2] Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la Partie Septentrionale... [and] Partie Meridionale de Moscovie Dressee par G. de l'Isle", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: Russia

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 16.3 inches
54.6 x 41.4 cm

Matched pair of the north and south sheets of Ottens' 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.

References:

Condition: B+

Sharp impression and lovely old color. There are some damp stains in the margin of the southern sheet barely encroaching into the map, else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/25/2009

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