Auction 113, Lot 456

"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Belgium and The Netherlands

Period: 1624 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Superb map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. Graphically engraved to illustrate the forested land with a few cites and ancient place names. The map is elaborately adorned with large title, distance scale and dedication cartouches, a sailing ship, and a flirtatious scene of peasants.


Condition: A

Margins slightly trimmed but still very adequate. Backed with light Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/7/2005