Auction 109, Lot 409

"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Jansson, Jan

Subject: The Netherlands & Belgium

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 15 inches
48.3 x 38.1 cm

A fine map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. The map is decorated with a title cartouche flanked by tribesmen, a distance scale surrounded by cherubs, and three ships sailing in the North Sea, which is further embellished with a fine compass rose and rhumb lines. French text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Stains at paper edges, well away from map.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/1/2004

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