Auction 130, Lot 479

"Lutzenburgensis Ducatus Veriss. Descript. Iacobo Surhonio Montano Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Luxembourg

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

Ortelius' great map of Luxembourg was based on the 1551 manuscript map of Jacques Surhon. The map had been suppressed for security reasons and it did not appear until 1579, when Antwerp was independent for a short time. The map is finely detailed and beautifully decorated with a large title cartouche. Spanish text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #60.

Condition: A

Lightly toned with some soil and two tears in the margins closed with archival tape, and not affecting the map.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/2/2009