Auction 139, Lot 398

"Nova et Accurate Divisa in Regna et Regiones Praecipuas Europae Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Europe

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

Finely engraved large map of Europe with the characteristic detail of this prominent Dutch cartographer. It is richly ornamented with a variety of ships sailing the seas, a compass rose, a sea monster, Europa shown riding Zeus in the form of a bull, and several putti holding the title banner aloft.

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Condition: B+

Nice original color with a minute hole and a very small tear on the coast of Africa. A centerfold separation that enters map image 2" at bottom has been professionally repaired, and the bottom half of left and right-hand margins have been remargined.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/15/2012

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