Auction 153, Lot 438

"L'Europe Divisee en Ses Principaux Estats, Subdivises en Leurs Provinces...", Jaillot/Mortier

Subject: Europe

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.1 x 18.9 inches
58.7 x 48 cm

This map of Europe is divided into countries and provinces with good detail of towns and rivers throughout. The map extends to include Iceland. A decorative distance scale appears in northern Africa, and the title cartouche features Athena with a globe and cartographic instruments, a soldier with symbols of war, and the royal coat of arms of France. An alternate Latin title appears above the map: "Nova Europae Descriptio, in Regna & Regiones Praecipuas Divisae, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."

References:

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color, light soiling, a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom, and a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold. There are two small worm holes along neatline at bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/20/2015

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