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Auction 125, Lot 435

"Europa Nova Delineatio", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Europe

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.


Condition: A+

Sharp impression and lovely later color. There are some professional repairs in the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/24/2008