Auction 153, Lot 541

"La Pologne Dressee sur ce qui en ont Donne Starovolsk, Beauplan, Hartnoch, et Autres Auteurs...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.7 x 18.6 inches
60.2 x 47.2 cm

This is a fine map of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and part of the Ukraine. The map extends as far east as Moscow, which is shown in the border at right, and as far south as the northern tip of the Black Sea near Odesa. Towns, political boundaries, rivers, forests and mountains are well detailed. At bottom left there is a decorative title cartouche flanked by two heralding angels mounted on hippocampi. The alternate Latin title, Tabula Regni Poloniae, Ducatus Lithuaniae &c, is in the top margin. Engraved by Johannes Condet.

References:

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with full original color, an extraneous crease near the center of the map, and a faint damp stain that just enters the neatline at top left. There is marginal soiling and a couple short edge tears that are confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/20/2015

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