Auction 117, Lot 500

"La Flandre Gallicane, Comprennant Le Chastellenie De L'Isle", Colom, Jacob Aertz

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1660 (published)

Publication: De Vyerighe Colom Klaer Vertoonende in Vyftich Onderscheydene …

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.7 x 5.8 inches
22.1 x 14.7 cm

This is an uncommon little map from Colom's only land atlas. It the region along the present French and Belgian border with the fortified cites of Douai, Lille and Tournai. The map is embellished with an attractive title cartouche featuring a mythical warrior. Jacob Aertsz Colom was the founder of the Colom publishing company. He founded the Navigation School in Amsterdam, and published a number of fine sea charts, coasting pilots and this small atlas of the Low Countries.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned with a minor damp stain in blank margin.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Unsold

Closed on 12/6/2006

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