Catalog Archive
Auction 116, Lot 516

"Burgundiae Comitatus Recentiss, Descriptio Dno Ferdinando Lannoyo auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.5 inches
50 x 34.3 cm
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Handsome map of Burgundy based on the 1563 map of Ferdinand de Lannoy that was suppressed by the Spaniards for political reasons. The map is oriented with east at the top of the sheet and is filled with graphic illustrations of the rivers, mountains, forest, fortifications and cities. Embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and coat of arms. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #51.

Condition: A

Old paper on verso reinforcing the bottom corners. Some minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/20/2006