Auction 148, Lot 640

"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 x 18.2 inches
61 x 46.2 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.

References:

Condition: A+

A fine impression with original color on watermarked paper and a hint of toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/19/2014

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