Auction 112, Lot 408

"Namurcum Comitatus Actore Johann Surhonio",

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1695 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 15.9 inches
51.1 x 40.4 cm

Handsome map of the region surrounding the city of Namur based on the once secret map of Jacques Surhon (1555). Boldly decorated with a title cartouche featuring a coat of arms and four putti, an unusual compass flanked by a surveyor, and a large scale of miles cartouche, uncolored as issued. Valk & Schenk purchased the Jansson publishing house plates in 1694 and continued publishing many of the best maps for many years.


Condition: A

Beautiful original color and crisp impression. On thick hand laid paper with very wide, original margins. One tiny area of paper loss below Dinant, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 9/28/2005