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Auction 113, Lot 478

"Cenomanorum Galliae regionis, typus - La Mans [on sheet with] Neustria - Britanniae, et Normandiae Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1594 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

20 x 14.8 inches
50.8 x 37.6 cm
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Double-page sheet containing two maps that encompass northeast France, with north oriented to the left. The map on the left covers the region surrounding Le Mans and is based on the cartography of Matthaeus Ogerius. The map of Normandy and Bretagne was compiled from numerous sources, the most important one being Mercator's map of the region from 1585. Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #37.

Condition: A

Fine impression. Tissue repair on bottom fold in blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2005