Auction 117, Lot 512

"Anjou. Andegavensium Ditionis Vera et Integra Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 13.8 inches
46.5 x 35.1 cm

Striking map of the Loire River valley with Angers at its heart. Fully engraved to graphically depict the river system with mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages. Large strapwork title cartouche and a scale of miles with a mythical creature and another small cartouche containing the date. Ortelius based the map on a now lost map by Lezin Guyet that was published in Paris, 1573. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Pleasantly toned with a couple faint spots, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006

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