Group of two antique map engravings including:
Johannes Kip (Dutch, 1653-1722) after a painting by Leonard Knyff (Dutch 1650-1722). Etching on paper titled "Badminton in the County of Gloucester" depicting a bird's eye view map. Published in London in 1705.
Olfert (Olivier) Dapper (Dutch, 1636-1689). Engraving on paper titled "Nagapatam (Rynlandsche Roeden)" depicting a bird's eye view map, published in 1672.
Provenance: From the Estate of C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan, Long Lake, Minnesota.
C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan (1926-2022) was a passionate world traveler and avid collector. It was through his travels that he was inspired to begin a lifelong relationship with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), becoming a major sponsor of the institute and facilitating the growth of their Asian art department, which is now one of the best in the country. His generous donations to Mia allowed them to establish a fund for the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, one of the few endowed positions of this type in the museum field. He additionally served as a trustee of the institute, advocating for its operational growth. In its turn, the museum established a gallery named in his honor in recognition for his endowment fund and numerous contributions to their collection. The selections here showcase his talent and breadth of collecting, ranging from ancient statues to 19th-century woodblock prints. His appreciation for art persisted throughout his life and we are honored to offer items from his collection in this auction.Nagapatam; sight; height: 14 1/2 in x width: 11 1/2 in. Framed; height: 23 in x width: 20 in. Gloucester; sight: height: 14 1/2 in x width: 19 1/2 in. Framed; height: 24 in x width: 29 in.
Nagapatam: there are no major visible rips, tears, losses, or restorations. There is a horizontal crease through the center of the sheet. There is light undulation to the sheet throughout. Some light soiling, located primarily along the margins. There is a light discoloration along the right upper quadrant. Light wear to the frame. Framed under glass. Not inspected out of frame.
Gloucester: no major visible rips, tears, losses, or restorations. There is a vertical crease through the center of the print. Toning to the sheet. Foxing and light discoloration to the sheet throughout. Light wear to the frame. Framed under glass. Not inspected out of frame.
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