Auction 89, Lot 147

"Europa",

Subject: Europe

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.215 x 15 inches
46.3 x 38.1 cm

A beautiful map in Mercator's strong engraving style with the seas filled with waves and the land dotted with tiny red cities. All of Europe is depicted, as well as a bit of America, Greenland, Iceland, and a Polar land mass, along with the mythical islands of Frisland, Drogeo, and Bradian. A large strapwork title cartouche completes the sheet. Nice old color.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $850 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/8/1999

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