Auction 142, Lot 539

"Carte de Moscovie", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.4 x 19 inches
62 x 48.3 cm

This is the northern sheet of Delisle's important two-sheet map of the Russian Empire. The map is centered on Moscow and provides great detail of the towns, roads, forests and topography. The map is decorated with a nice title cartouche featuring a sleigh, coat of arms, animals and a hunter.

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Condition: B+

Original color with light toning and a few small chips along the edges, far from map image. A centerfold separation in the bottom margin has been repaired on recto with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Unsold

Closed on 11/28/2012

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