Auction 96, Lot 259

"Europam sive Celticam Veterem. Sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 13.8 inches
47 x 35.1 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 flags, banners and a cornucopia. 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 with old color.

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Condition: A

Very wide margins with a little discoloration, else very fine. Atlas tab with manuscript ink title pasted on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/12/2001

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