Auction 127, Lot 450

"[Lot of 2] Europe [and] Romani Imperii Imago",

Subject: Europe

Period: 1625-1692 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

1) This is a very lovely little map of Europe filled with fully engraved towns and topography. The map is decorated with a strapwork cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter. Nicolas Sanson, (9" x 7"), Paris, 1692. Ink stamp on verso with deaccession documentation. (A+)

2) A superb map of the Roman Empire covering most of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near and Middle East. The map is richly decorated with two strapwork cartouches and two containing portraits. The cartouche in the lower section of the map contains an brief account of Roman dominion. On page (7.8 x 12.8") with English text. Mercator/Hondius, (7.5" x 5.8"), Amsterdam, 1625. Map is close trimmed at left as issued. Some spots in text, map image is very good with a little text show-through from verso. (B+)

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Condition:

See individual descriptions.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009

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