Auction 137, Lot 488

"Europa Nova Delineatio", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Europe

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 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.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper and minor soiling that just enters map image at bottom right.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/14/2011

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