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Auction 104, Lot 364

"Europam sive Celticam Veterem. Sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe

Period: 1657 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14 inches
47.2 x 35.6 cm
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Splendid map of Europe in ancient times based on the Ortelius map of the same title. Title cartouche (which names Ortelius) is surmounted by a figure of Europa with flags, banners and a cornucopia. Several little cherubs cavorting with sea creatures surround the distance cartouche. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient place names. A beautiful example of fine Dutch cartography.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 1000H:1A.

Condition: A+

Wide margins with professional repair of short split on fold.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/10/2003