Auction 114, Lot 411

"Burgundiae Inferioris, quae Ducatus Nomine Censetur", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 14.8 inches
45.2 x 37.6 cm

This stunning map is one of four maps of the Burgundy region included in the Theatrum. This map features the Dukedom of Burgundy, which is present-day Cote d'Or with its fabulous vineyards. Locates the cities of Verdun, Chatillon, Montbard, Dijon, Beaune, Chalon, Tournus, Autun, and Saulieu. Embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche with a coat of arms, an equally decorative scale of miles and surrounded in a bold and handsome border. From the Latin edition published in 1603.

References: van den Broecke #54

Condition: A

Lovely impression with full margins. Modern coloring with some color bleed-through to verso.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/1/2006