Auction 129, Lot 637

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

Subject: Russia

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Sharp impressions with original color. There is minor toning in the bottom, blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/23/2009

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