Auction 151, Lot 540

"[On 2 Sheets] Carte de Moscovie Dressee par Guillaume de l'Isle de l'Academie Royale des Sciences a son Excellence Monseigneur Andre Artemonides de Matueof…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Russia

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.3 x 19 inches
61.7 x 48.3 cm

Matched pair of the northern and southern sheets of Delisle's important map of the Russian Empire. Both sheets provide great detail of the towns, roads, forests and topography. The northern map is decorated with a nice title cartouche featuring a sleigh, coat of arms, animals and a hunter. The southern sheet includes Moscow and features three distance scales. Size given is approximate for each sheet. A very attractive example of this map in its original unjoined state. If joined the map would measure approximately 24.3 x 39".

References:

Condition: A

Fine impressions with original color on watermarked paper and a soft crease adjacent to centerfold on northern sheet. There are some shadows that appear in the images that are caused by our scanner, and do not appear on the maps themselves.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/19/2014

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