Auction 119, Lot 542

"Nouvelle Carte Chorographique des Pays Bas Autrichiens…", de Bouge, J.B.

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
32 x 25 inches
81.3 x 63.5 cm

This gorgeous map of Belgium is dissected into twenty-four segments, and is backed with linen. It features a very large decorative cartouche that is adorned with putti who are holding a map, and a suspended, drape-style legend listing the many details within the map. In the sea are nearly twenty finely engraved ships, and on land are hundreds place names, rivers, canals, and roads.

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Condition: A+

Apart from some light surface soil the map is extremely fine.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/9/2007

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