"Europa Nova Delineatio", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm
This lovely map is based on one of the most famous 17th Century maps of the continent of Europe - Blaeu's Europa recens descripta. The map extends to include Iceland and the mythical island of Frisland and the coast of Greenland. It is adorned with a decorative title cartouche, sailing ships and a sea monster.
Sharp impression and lovely later color. There are some professional repairs in the blank margins.