Auction 117, Lot 509

"Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio. [on sheet with] Veromanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Descriptio Iohanne Surhonio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 13 inches
47.5 x 33 cm

Two maps on a folio sheet. Calentensium covers the coastline between Calais and Estaples in very good detail, based in part on a four-sheet map by Nicolas de Nicolay. Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. The cartographical source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. Each is covered with tiny forests and cities and has a decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #45.

Condition: A

The bottom corners are reinforced on verso with old paper to strengthen the margins. Couple of printer's creases else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/6/2006