"La Pologne Dressee sur ce qu'en ont Donne Starovolsk, Beauplan, Hartnoch, et Autres Auteurs...", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland
Period: 1710 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24.7 x 18.9 inches
62.7 x 48 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. The map is decorated with a title cartouche flanked by two heralding angels mounted on hippocampi.
References: Malinowski (MCC-25) #116.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is a hint of offsetting, two short printer's creases at bottom adjacent to the centerfold, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin. There is also light toning along the edges of the sheet.