"[On 2 Sheets] Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la Partie Septentrionale", Delisle/Elwe
Subject: Russia in Europe
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.7 x 16.3 inches
55.1 x 41.4 cm
Matched pair of the north and south sheets of Elwe's rendition of Delisle's important map of the Russian Empire in Europe. Both sheets provide a superb view of the topography along with hundreds of tiny villages and the major roads. The northern map covers northern Russia from Finland to just beyond the Petzora River. It is decorated with a nice title cartouche featuring putti and a variety of scientific instruments. The southern sheet includes Moscow and part of present-day Ukraine. Unjoined, as issued.
Nice impressions on watermarked sheets. The first image is a composite image - the map is in two separate sheets.