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Auction 188, Lot 352

"Nova et Accurata Totius Europae Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Europe

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19.3 inches
57.7 x 49 cm
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This finely engraved large map of Europe features 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 captured by Zeus in the form of a bull, and several putti holding the title banner aloft. Engraved by Abraham Deur with his signature at bottom center.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression with light soiling and archival repairs to a few edge tears and centerfold separations. There is a small wormhole at bottom which has been archivally repaired on verso, with a small portion of the "E" in "Mediterraneum" replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $700 - $850


Closed on 6/22/2022