Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 32

 
Europa - Europa recens descripta.

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Europa
Europa recens descripta., 1635.
Coloured copper engraving
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 1,740 / $ 1.914

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Europa. - Blaeu. - Europa recens descripta. Coloured engraving by W. J. Blaeu. Amsterdam 1640-43. 41,3 : 56,4 cm.
Koeman 1000:2, Variant a still with the fictitious island Frisland west of Iceland. With Latin text on spine. - Beautiful map of Europe, the outline-coloured map framed by three coloured image bars with together ten depictions of costumes and nine ovals with city views and plans of Amsterdam, Prague, Constantinople, Venice, Rome, Paris, Toledo and Lisbon. With coloured cartouche and rich maritime decorations. - Slightly evenly browned. Few small tears in the lower margin, mostly thoroughly restored. Matted on upper margin.
Beautiful map of Europe, framed by three decorative borders with figures and plans or views of towns such as Amsterdam, Venice, Constantinople, Paris, Rom, Lissabon etc. - Evently slightly browned. Few small tears in the lower margin mainly restaured.

32
Europa
Europa recens descripta., 1635.
Coloured copper engraving
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 1,740 / $ 1.914

(incl. 20% surcharge)