Antique Map Auction Sale No. 133 - closed 9/1/2010
Ortelius' great map of Luxembourg was based on the 1551 manuscript map of Jacques Surhon. The map had been suppressed for security reasons and it did not appear until 1579, when Antwerp was independent for a short time. The map is finely detailed and beautifully decorated with a large title cartouche. Latin text on verso with page number 26 indicates this map was published in the 1579 Latin edition.