"Carte d'Europe Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy sur les Itineraires Anciens et Modernes et sur les Routiers de Mer...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Period: 1739 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.3 x 18.8 inches
59.2 x 47.8 cm
This densely engraved map of Europe depicts towns, roads, rivers, lakes, political boundaries, and more. The decorative title cartouche is surmounted by the French Royal coat of arms. The Latin title above the neatline, Europa Accurate in Imperia, Regna, Status & populos Divisa, ad Usum Ludovici XV Galliarum Regis, dedicates the map to King Louis XV. Engraved by Johannes Condet.
There is light toning, minor staining, and a centerfold separation that extends about two-thirds up the map that has been closed on verso with archival materials. The sheet edges have been reinforced with old paper on verso.