Auction 124, Lot 399

"Europa Delineata et Recens Edita", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Europe

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.3 x 17 inches
54.1 x 43.2 cm

This handsome map of Europe extends to Iceland and the western coast of Greenland, and to the northern coast of Africa. Finely engraved details include cities and topography. The title cartouche is flanked by figures representing the bounties of Europe. A splendid cartouche to the right dedicates the map to Simon van Hoorn, a burgomeister of Amsterdam.

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Condition: B

A nice impression with lovely original color. The centerfold is professionally repaired on the verso. There are a few light stains and a printer's crease in the lower part of the map.

Estimate: $800 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 5/7/2008

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