Auction 113, Lot 458

"Habes hic Novam & Accuratissimam Descriptionem Tractus Illius Flandriae…", Mercator

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1606 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 14.5 inches
52.1 x 36.8 cm

Beautifully engraved, decorative chart of the region including Ostende, Brugge and Gent. A superb compass rose orients the map with north in the lower left corner. The map is filled with detail of the various fortifications, forests and two large uninhabited regions - Maldeghem Velt and Bulscamp Velt. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #3205:1.

Condition: B

Very dark impression. Remargined at sides with expert facsimile of borders.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/7/2005