Auction 142, Lot 434

"[On 2 Sheets] Carte des Courones du Nord Dediee Au Tres Puissant et Tres Invincible Prince Charles XII...", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
24.3 x 17.7 inches
61.7 x 45 cm

Magnificent map on two sheets of Scandinavia and the Baltic States with a brilliant figurative armorial cartouche dedicating the map to Charles XII, King of Sweden. The map is filled with excellent detail of the topography and the cities, towns and villages. Louis Renard's imprint appears to have been removed under the title cartouche, evidence of the failed relationship in which Renard sold Delisle's maps in the Dutch market.

References:

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and in blank margins and a couple small, unobtrusive spots. There are a few tiny chips along the edges, far from map image. Centerfold separation on the lower sheet that enters 1" into map has been closed on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/28/2012

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