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Lot 289: (3pc) HAND-COLORED ENGRAVED MAPS OF EUROPE
06 November 2016
Bedford Village, NY, USALive Auction
Description: including a map of the British isles, Magnae Britanniae Tabula , by Nocolaus Visscher, Amsterdam, c. 1690; a map of France, France par N. Sanson le Fils , engraved by A. Peyrounin; and a map of the Bay of Biscay and Basque country, Legionis Biscaiae Et Guipiscoae Typus, by Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam, 1606-, framed, overall measurements; 22 x 26 (largest), 19-1/2 x 24, and 13-1/2 x 16-1/2 in.
Condition Report: [The bay of Biscaie has light ripples with a crease in the center that leads us to believe that it is not laid down, not examined out of the frame. The map of France is not laid down and is free in the frame. The map of the British Isles is laid down. We have no reason to believe they are reprints.]