Auction 119, Lot 546

"Galliae Narbonensis ora Marittima Recenter descripta [on sheet with] Sabaudiae, et Burgundiae Comitatus descriptio; auctore Aegidio Bulionio Belga", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France & Switzerland

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 11.7 inches
43.9 x 29.7 cm

Two decorative maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Galliae Narbonensis is focused the coast of Provence including Marseille, Narbonne and the Rhone estuary, with west oriented at the top by a compass. This map was compiled by Carolus Clusius for Ortelius. The map of Savoy, Burgundy and Western Switzerland is based on Boileau de Bouillion's map of 1556, and it is roughly centered on Lake Geneva. Both maps are adorned with strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #48.

Condition: B

A few light spots, most in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/9/2007