Auction 124, Lot 469

"Gallia Vetus, ad Iul Caesaris Commentaria, ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrah Ortelii", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15.2 inches
49.5 x 38.6 cm

The cartography of this fine map of ancient France during the Roman Empire is based largely on Caesar's De Bello Gallico as drawn by Abraham Ortelius. It shows the mountains, rivers and forests with only a few ancient place names. The names of the regions and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at sides. Decorated by a bold title cartouche and a coin or seal with a profile of Caesar. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression and beautiful original color. There are a couple of minor spots of candle wax, still the map is near fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/7/2008