This ornate antique map covers Northwest Russia, from the Arctic Ocean and Finland to just beyond the Petzora River. It highlights in detail the topography along with a plethora of villages, towns and roads. It is decorated with a nice title cartouche featuring putti and a variety of scientific instruments. This is the North sheet of Elwe's version of De L'Isle's important map of the European portion of the Russian Empire in the late 16th century.
1792 de L'Isle/Elwe Map of Northwest Russia
Carte nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la Partie Septentrionle...
Map Maker Specifics
G. de L'Isle / I. Elwe, 1792
16.5 x 21.8 in. plus margins
Excellent. Slight finger soiling. Colored. Sharp image.