Auction 134, Lot 449

"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Hondius

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1639 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 15.2 inches
48.3 x 38.6 cm

A fine map of this historic region of Belgium and the Netherlands. The map is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, which used classical sources, most notably Caesar. It is richly engraved with forests, rivers and cities and adorned with a bold cartouche flanked by harpies. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius, with his imprint in the bottom right corner. French text on verso.


Condition: A+

Bright impression with a tiny fold separation in the top margin that has been repaired.

Estimate: $475 - $550


Closed on 12/1/2010