"Europam sive Celticam Veterem",
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm
Splendid map of Europe in ancient times based on the Ortelius map of the same title. Title cartouche (which names Ortelius) is surmounted by a figure of Europa with a cornucopia, flags and banners. The distance cartouche is surrounded by several little cherubs cavorting with sea creatures. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient place names. A beautiful example of fine Dutch cartography. Short split in bottom margin, repaired with archival tape and well outside the map image. Exquisitely colored.