Auction 133, Lot 423

"Belgii veteris typus: cui adjunximus veterum Belgicoru…", Keere, Pieter Van Den

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1617 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.5 x 5.8 inches
16.5 x 14.7 cm

This scarce and unusual folio sheet contains a small map of the historic region based on Ortelius and five illustrations of the rituals and customs of the ancient Celtic tribes, which include several different types of sacrifice. The map and illustrations are drawn from classical sources including Caesar, Strabo, Livius, Diodorus, and Posidonius.

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Condition: A

Faint soil on the centerfold and a few insignificant tiny spots.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/1/2010

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