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Auction 100, Lot 322

"Leodiensis Dioecesis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1612 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
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Splendidly decorative map of the Muese River valley including Namur and Liege, with west oriented at top of map. Exquisitely engraved with an elaborate cartouche and scale of miles. Text and page number 44 on verso. This being the later example with stippling behind the Scala Milliarium Leodieuf.

References: Van den Broecke #64.

Condition: B

On a full sheet with wide margins. Original color with green somewhat oxidized. Near invisible split on part of centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/12/2002