Auction 157, Lot 548

"Carte de Moscovie...", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Russia

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.6 x 19.5 inches
65 x 49.5 cm

This is the northern sheet of Delisle's important two-sheet map of the Russian Empire. The map is centered on Moscow and provides great detail of the towns, roads, forests and topography. The map is decorated with a nice title cartouche featuring a sleigh, coat of arms, animals and a hunter.

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Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with original outline color and later coloring in the cartouche. There are several small worm tracks along the centerfold that have been professionally infilled, as well as a tiny hole caused by a paper flaw at far left.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Unsold

Closed on 5/4/2016

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