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Auction 132, Lot 465

"Provinciae, Regionis Galliae, vera exactissimaq descriptio", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: France

Period: 1613 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14 inches
51.3 x 35.6 cm
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This superb, decorative map of Provence was based on Pierre-Jean de Bompar's map of 1591. It was engraved by the famous Dutch copperplate engraver Baptista van Doetichum who embellished it in his distinctive style with bold cartouches, an elaborate compass rose, sailing ships and sea monsters. The map covers the region from Avignon and the Rhone delta to Saluzzo and San Remo in Italy. Jodocus Hondius acquired the copperplates of the Mercator atlas and added several additional maps, including this one, for his re-issue of the atlas between 1606 and 1631. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

A very sharp impression and overall fine condition, with some faint toning in the blank margins. Minor fold separation in the blank margins have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/2/2010