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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 123 - closed 2/20/2008

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Lot #481: "Fossa Eugeniana quae a Rheno ad Mosam Duci Coepta…" Henricus Hondius

Antique map chart Fossa Eugeniana quae a Rheno ad Mosam Duci Coepta
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Estimate:
$275.00 - $350.00
This lot was withdrawn

Lot 481
By: Henricus Hondius
Subject: Northern Europe, Netherlands and Germany
Date: 1638

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Condition: A
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Color: hand color

Size: 19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.6 x 36.9 cm

An interesting map detailing a fortified canal that was built in 1626 between Venlo and Rheinberg, connecting the Maas and Rhine rivers. It is filled with detail, including cities, farms, and forests. A compass rose orients north to the upper right, and two decorative cartouches enclose the scale of miles and the title. French text on verso.

The map has a nice impression and attractive color on a sound sheet. There is some faint damp stain in the blank margin, and some pencil notations. There is an old repair on the fold in the bottom margin.

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