Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 432

"Namurcum Comitatus Auctore Iohann Surhonio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 16.2 inches
52.6 x 41.1 cm

A very handsome map showing the region surrounding the city of Namur based on the once secret map of Jacques Surhon (1555). The sheet is boldly decorated with a title cartouche featuring a coat of arms and four putti, an unusual compass flanked by a surveyor, and a large scale of miles cartouche. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Lovely original color. Small area of weakness to the left of the centerfold reinforced on the verso with archival tape. Old repair on bottom fold separation, not affecting map.

Estimate: $170 - $230


Closed on 6/21/2006