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Auction 147, Lot 386

"Europa Nova Delineatio", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Europe

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14 x 11.1 inches
35.6 x 28.2 cm
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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, the mythical island of Frisland, and the coast of Greenland. It is adorned with a decorative title cartouche, sailing ships, and a sea monster.


Condition: B+

A dark impression with some printer's ink residue, a small raised spot off the coast of Sweden, and faint show through of a previous owner's stamp on verso near Ireland.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 11/20/2013