Auction 133, Lot 424

"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1624 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 cm

Scarce and superb map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. Graphically engraved to illustrate the forested land with a few cities and ancient place names taken from classical sources. The map is elaborately adorned with three cartouches, a sailing ship, and a flirtatious scene of peasants.


Condition: B+

Toned on centerfold with a fold separation in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/1/2010