"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: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.9 x 18.1 inches
60.7 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 full contemporary color on a bright sheet with minor soiling in the image and two tears (at top left and bottom right) that just enter the map border and have been archivally repaired. There is heavy soiling along the top edge of the sheet and a number of chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, most of which have been archivally repaired.