Auction 129, Lot 524

"Namurcum Comitatus Auctore Iohann Surhonio", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1654 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 16.3 inches
52.8 x 41.4 cm

Centered on the riverside town of Namur at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre Rivers, this map is based on the once secret map of Jacques Surhon (1555). It is beautifully engraved to show the cities, bridges, villages and forests and features magnificent title and distance scale cartouches. A third cartouche depicts a musketeer displaying a very unique compass rose. Dutch text on verso.

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Condition: A

Fine original color with faint toning. There is a minor damp stain and some pencil markings in the bottom, blank margin.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/23/2009

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