"Carte des Pays Voisins de la Mer Caspiene Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy sur la Carte de Cette Mer Faite par l'Ordre du Czar…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
A fine impression on watermarked paper with original color in map and later coloring in cartouche and compass roses. There is minor printer's ink residue east of the Caspian Sea.