Auction 137, Lot 544

"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Keere, Pieter Van Den

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1615 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 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. Dutch text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

A sharp early impression with professionally extended margins to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/14/2011

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