"Carte de Moscovie", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Moscow, Russia
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.