Auction 169, Lot 554

"Carte de Moscovie...", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1706 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.6 x 19.4 inches
65 x 49.3 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: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold at bottom, an archivally repaired tear that just passes the neatline at bottom, and light toning and small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018

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