Auction 145, Lot 426

"Europa Delineata et Recens Edita", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Europe

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.3 x 17.1 inches
54.1 x 43.4 cm

This handsome map of Europe extends to Iceland and the western coast of Greenland, and to the northern coast of Africa. Finely engraved details include cities and topography. The title cartouche is flanked by figures representing the bounties of Europe. A splendid cartouche to the right dedicates the map to Simon van Hoorn, a burgomeister of Amsterdam.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with wide, original margins, a few small, unobtrusive spots, and a tiny hole on the east coast of Britain.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/12/2013

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