This is an outstanding and the most detailed eighteenth century map of the Caucasus region and of the Caspian Sea. It shows details on topography, roads, forts, and settlements. The map focuses on today’s Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Notations in French are given as well. Very nice large cartouche featuring the French crown and two compass roses, located in the two seas portrayed. First issued by Delisle in 1723, then by Covens and Mortier and this is the 1745 edition by Philip Buache.
1730 Delisle/Buache Map of The Caucasus and Caspian Region
Carte des Pays Voisins de la Mer Caspiene Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy sur la Carte de cete Mer Faite par l'Ordre du Czar, sur les Memoire Manuscrits de Soskam-Sabbas Prince de Georgie …
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Delisle / Buache, 1745, Paris
18.1 x 24 in. plus margins
Very good. Sharp strike, issued centerfold. Generous margins with some finger soiling. Nice color outlines. Later backed to board.