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Auction 124, Lot 451

"Descriptio Agri Frisii Antiqui…", Alting, Mensone

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Descriptio Frisiae

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 13 inches
41.9 x 33 cm
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This nicely detailed map depicts southern Holland in ancient times. It shows the course of the Rhine, Waal and Bergsche Rivers to the North Sea. Beautifully engraved with a large cartouche featuring a battle scene and the two Frisian leaders, Verritus and Malorix. Mensone Alting was the burgomeister of Groningen and the author of 'Descriptio Frisiae', the first history of the Netherlands.


Condition: B+

There is some faint foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/7/2008