Pascarte van Europa Beginnende vande Canael tot aen Spitbergen, en van Ysland tot aen Nova Zemla . . .
$3750 / ≈ €3260
In upper left corner inset map of Spitzbergen.
Illuminated manuscripts had often been produced in pen and wash with a very limited color range, and many artists such as Jean Pucelle and Matthew Paris specialized in such work, which had been especially common in England since Anglo-Saxon times.
Renaissance artists such as Mantegna and Polidoro da Caravaggio often used grisaille as a classicizing effect, either in imitation of the effect of a classical sculptured relief, or of Roman painting.
In the Low Countries a continuous tradition of grisaille paintings can be traced from Early Netherlands painting to Martin Heemskerck, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Hendrik Goltzius, the circle of Rembrandt, and Jan van Goyen.
Only a very limited number of map colored in grisaille are know. It is known that the master colorist Dirk Jansz. Van Santen used this technique.
The map is in a strictly contemporary coloring and of the highest level.
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