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Auction 132, Lot 455

"Veromanduorum Eorumque confinium Exactissima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

8.4 x 13.2 inches
21.3 x 33.5 cm
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This map of Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. It is oriented with south at top, covered with tiny forests and cities, and has a decorative title cartouche. The cartographical source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. This is one half of a folio sheet, published between 1570 and 1598, when the plate was replaced with a map oriented with north at the top.

References: Van den Broecke #44b.

Condition: A

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/2/2010