Nr. 295: Europae Delineatio

General map of Europe

"Europae in Tabula Geographica Delineatio". Engraved map in early body colour after Adam F. Zürner by Peter Schenk, Amsterdam, 1709. Platemark: 50,5 x 59.

Shows the whole of Europe including Iceland. In a small inset map at top a part of the “Oceanus Septentrionalis” with Novaya Zemlya and parts of Greenland is shown; in addition there are four inset explanatory tables. The figurative title-cartouche is embellished with a depiction of the virgin Europe being abducted by Jupiter/Taurus. – Excellent impression including the uncoloured cartouche, the colour on the territories freshly preserved. Original white margin all around. A few minor stains only, and a split of ca. 7 cm in lower centrefold closed. Excellent fresh copy.
€ 650

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