Auction 125, Lot 549

"Normandia Ducatus", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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.


Condition: B+

The centerfold has been repaired and reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008