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Auction 138, Lot 462

"Europa Partium Orbis Terrae…", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Europe

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 13 inches
45.2 x 33 cm

This scarce decorative map of Europe is densely engraved with place names and the topography of the continent, and extends to include part of Greenland and northern Africa. The map is richly embellished with a strapwork cartouche, animals, battling ships, and Neptune riding a sea monster.

References:

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, on watermarked paper. There are a few tiny spots of manuscript ink at top, and a fold separation that enters map at top has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2011

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