"[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
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24.4 x 19 inches
62 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".
Original outline color with later color in the cartouche. There is light toning, minor soiling and offsetting, and one tiny crack in the image that has been archivally repaired on verso. Short centerfold separations at the top and bottom of each sheet have also been archivally repaired. Please note that the main image is a composite image - the map is in two separate sheets.