"Carte des Pays Voisins de la Mer Caspiene Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy sur la Carte de Cette Mer Faite par l'Ordre du Czar...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24 x 18.1 inches
61 x 46 cm
This is likely the most detailed and attractive eighteenth century map to focus on Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. It depicts roads, forts, cities, villages, topography and is filled with notations. The map is embellished with a title cartouche featuring the French crown and coat of arms, and two beautiful compass roses.
A crisp impression with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche on a thick sheet with a "C & Honig" watermark. There is light toning and minor foxing, mostly confined to the edges of the sheet.