Lot 53. Lapie's map of Russia and environs

Sold: $ 4 750
Auction date: 29.01.2021   10:00 UTC -05:00
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Lot 53 | Lapie's map of Russia and environs
LAPIE, Pierre (1779-1850). Carte de la Russie d'Europe, avec l'Empire d'Autriche, la Suéde, le Danemark et la Norvège, la Prusse, le Grand Duche de Varsovie, les provinces Illyriennes, et une partie de la Confédération du Rhin et de la Turquie d'Europe. Paris: [Pierre François Tardieu for] Charles Picquet, 1812.

A superb wall map in its original morocco case, by the first geographer of the king, and squadron leader in the Royal Corps of Engineers Geographers. Bound with the royal arms of France, probably for presentation.

Engraved, dissected into 48 panels and mounted on linen, each approx. 275 x 200mm, total 1630 x 1680mm; hand-colored in outline (occasional light spotting). Housed in a contemporary French dark green straight-grained morocco slipcase with gilt royal arms of France on each side of top section (corners lightly worn).

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