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Auction 125, Lot 437

"Europa Vetus…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Europe

Period: 1668 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 16.5 inches
55.9 x 41.9 cm

Handsome map of Europe showing its ancient political divisions and place names. The map extends to include Iceland and all the lands bordering the Mediterranean. Decorated with a fine title cartouche.


Condition: B+

Sharp impression and original outline color. The margins have been trimmed but are still adequate for framing and there is a faint mat burn in the border. There are cello tape remnants on the verso from a previous framing. The tape has not resulted in any staining.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008