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Auction 133, Lot 436

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

Subject: Luxembourg

Period: 1579 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.3 inches
49 x 36.3 cm
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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. Latin text on verso with page number 26 indicates this map was published in the 1579 Latin edition.

References: Van den Broecke #60.

Condition: B+

A beautiful example with several small, faint child's drawings of coats of arms within the map. There is a faint damp stain in the upper blank margin.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/1/2010