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Auction 100, Lot 5

"Americus Vesputius", Montanus/Dapper

Subject: Portrait

Period: 1673 (published)


Color: Black & White

6.7 x 11 inches
17 x 27.9 cm

A fine portrait of the Italian navigator in whose honor America was named. He is shown using cartographic instruments with ships in the background. The oval portrait is surrounded in a richly engraved, cartouche-like border.


Condition: A

Minor printer's crease and slight uneven toning, still very good.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2002