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Auction 190, Lot 486

"[Lot of 2] Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la Partie Septentrionale [and] Partie Meridionale de Moscovie", Delisle/Elwe

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1792 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.6 x 16.3 inches
54.9 x 41.4 cm
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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.


Condition: B+

Crisp impressions with full contemporary color on bright sheets with a dampstain along the centerfold at top with resulting chips in the top margins that have been archivally repaired. There are some faint gray shadows in the images that are caused by our scanner and do not appear on the maps themselves. The first image is a composite image - this map is on 2 separate sheets.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 11/16/2022