Auction 112, Lot 421

"Burgundiae Comitatus Recentiss, Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1579 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19.7 x 14.3 inches
50 x 36.3 cm

Fine map of Burgundy based on the 1563 map of Ferdinand de Lannoy that was suppressed by the Spaniards for political reasons. The map is oriented with east at the top of the sheet and is filled with graphic illustrations of the rivers, mountains, forest, fortifications and cities. Embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and coat of arms. Latin text on verso with the page number 27, indicating it was published in 1574.

References: Van den Broecke #51.

Condition: A

Overall very good with a crisp impression and a tiny light stain in cartouche. Narrow, but adequate side margins - as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/28/2005