This is a superb, double page expansive map of Europe, extending from Iceland to the Caspian Sea, largely based on the cartography of Delisle. The map is filled with many detail of topography, rivers, lakes, settlements. The countries are color-coded. The prime meridian is shown bisecting Iceland, fixed at the Isle de Fer per Louis the XIII. From Elwe's monumental 'Atlas'.
1792 Elwe Map of Europe
Europe, Composee par G. de l'Isle, et Corriggee Selon le plus Nouvelle Observations
Map Maker Specifics
J Elwe, 1792, Amsterdam
19.2 X 23.5 in. plus margins
Good. On laid paper. Staining and slight damp staining mostly in margins. Issued centerfold with split closed on verso. Superb original hand-color.