Catalog Archive
Auction 130, Lot 465

"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 15 inches
47.8 x 38.1 cm
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A fine map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. The map is decorated with a title cartouche flanked by tribesmen, a distance scale surrounded by cherubs, and three ships sailing in the North Sea, which is further embellished with a fine compass rose and rhumb lines. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius, with his imprint in the bottom right corner.


Condition: A

Wide original margins with a few spot not affecting the map. There is some minor creasing along the centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009