Auction 125, Lot 531

"Namurcum Comitatus",

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm

Handsome map of the region surrounding the city of Namur based on the once secret map of Jacques Surhon (1555). The bold decorations include a title cartouche featuring a coat of arms and four putti, an unusual compass with a costumed surveyor, and a large scale of miles cartouche. A sharp example which shows well.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and original color. Light damp stain at top. Repaired small hole in top blank margin. One tiny area of surface paper loss below Dinant, else fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 9/24/2008