Auction 125, Lot 549

"Normandia Ducatus", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 15 inches
52.8 x 38.1 cm

This very decorative map of the Normandy coast is packed with details of even the tiniest villages and prominently depicts the fortified cities. A compass rose, ships, fishing boats and sea monsters appear in the English Channel. The map is adorned with a large title cartouche, two coats of arms and scale of miles flanked by putti. Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

The centerfold has been repaired and reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008

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