Auction 96, Lot 297

"Novux XVII Inferioris Germaniae Provinciarum Typus", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: The Netherlands

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10.6 inches
34.3 x 26.9 cm

Finely engraved map with north oriented to the right of the map. The interior is filled with detail and most notably the sea is filled with a fleet of ships, sea monsters, and seals. It is further decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, compass rose and coat of arms.

References:

Condition: A

Small area of printer's ink smudge in map and a tiny tear in bottom margin, overall very clean and crisp.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/12/2001

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