Auction 134, Lot 396

"A New Map of Europe from the Latest Observations", Senex, John

Subject: Europe

Period: 1721 (circa)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19.2 inches
56.6 x 48.8 cm

Handsome and uncommon map of Europe showing the political divisions with good topography. The title cartouche pays tribute to the Roman influence in Europe with the earth goddess Cybele reclining atop the monument, which is flanked by Neptune and a Roman warrior. Below the cartouche a group of putti are engaged in artistic and scientific pursuits. The cartouche is dedicated to Samuel Molyneux, Secretary to the Prince of Wales and an important English astronomer.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color. There is some extraneous creasing at center and a fold separation entering the border at top. There is an old paper repair on the bottom fold and a stain on the Israel coastline.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/1/2010

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