"Carte de Moscovie...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24.3 x 37.6 inches
61.7 x 95.5 cm
Lovely joined example of the northern and southern sheets of Delisle's important map of the Russian Empire. The map provides great detail of the towns, roads, forests and topography, extending south to the Sea of Azov. The nice title cartouche at top features a sleigh, coat of arms, animals and a hunter, while three distance scales balance the composition at bottom.
A nice impression with full original color and one short separation along the centerfold just above the joint that has been archivally repaired. Minor toning and soiling along the edges of the sheets.