Auction 122, Lot 496

"Belgii sive Germania Inferioris", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.3 x 11.5 inches
36.3 x 29.2 cm

Fine little map of Holland and Belgium, based on Hondius' map of the Low Countries, has north oriented to the right by a nice compass rose. The top of the map is filled with armorial shields for the various cities. The title cartouche is adorned with strings of fish and stylized animals.

References:

Condition: A

A nice impression on a clean sheet with some minor paper weakness in the left side of the map, and one tiny rust spot in the top of the map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/5/2007

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