Auction 136, Lot 583

"Carte Generale de l'Empire de Russie", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Russian Empire

Period: 1748 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 19.4 inches
48.3 x 49.3 cm

This map is the European sheet of a two sheet set of the Russian Empire. The map is dedicated to Peter the Great, but more importantly to Elizabeth Petrovna. She was Peter's second oldest-daughter and Empress who was given primary credit for making the map possible. The bottom cartouche is shown in both French and Latin. There is also a detailed title cartouche in the upper-left with various coats of arms of the Russian empire.

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Condition: A

Original color. Fold reinforced on verso with tissue.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/1/2011

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