"Europa Nova Delineatio", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Watermarked paper and minor soiling that just enters map image at bottom right.