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Auction 123, Lot 481

"Fossa Eugeniana quae a Rheno ad Mosam Duci Coepta…", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Northern Europe, Netherlands and Germany

Period: 1638 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

An interesting map detailing a fortified canal that was built in 1626 between Venlo and Rheinberg, connecting the Maas and Rhine rivers. It is filled with detail, including cities, farms, and forests. A compass rose orients north to the upper right, and two decorative cartouches enclose the scale of miles and the title. French text on verso.


Condition: A

The map has a nice impression and attractive color on a sound sheet. There is some faint damp stain in the blank margin, and some pencil notations. There is an old repair on the fold in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 2/20/2008