Auction 146, Lot 681

"Carte des Pays Voisins de la Mer Caspiene dressee pour l'usage du Roy…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Caucasus & Caspian Sea

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.1 x 18.3 inches
61.2 x 46.5 cm

This is likely the most detailed and attractive eighteenth century map to focus on Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. It depicts roads, forts, cities, villages, topography and is filled with notations. The map is embellished with a title cartouche featuring the French crown and coat of arms, and two beautiful compass roses.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with original outline color and later coloring in the cartouche. This map is in near fine condition with the exception of a centerfold separation that enters 1.75" into map at bottom that has been archivally repaired and some faint extraneous creasing.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/4/2013

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