Auction 137, Lot 550

"[Lot of 2] La Hollande ou Les Provinces Unies des Pays Bas… [and] Les Provinces Apellees Pais Bas Connues Sous Les Noms de Flandre et de Hollande",

Subject: Netherlands and Belgium

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 21 inches
41.9 x 53.3 cm

This pair of maps provides a comparison of the changes in the region that occurred during the War of Spanish Succession. The Low Countries were one of the main theaters of the war. At the conclusion of hostilities the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium and Luxembourg) were transferred to Austria and the Holy Roman Empire while Boulonois, Artois, Cambrai, and part of Hainault was restored to France.

A. Les Provinces Apellees Pais Bas Connues Sous Les Noms de Flandre et de Hollande, by Guillaume Danet, (16.3 x 21"). This map shows the largest extent of the region at the beginning or the eighteenth century when the map was first published. It illustrates the various possessions of France, Spain, and the "United Provinces" of the Dutch Republic. The elaborate title cartouche features Athena, the goddess of wisdom and civilization, at left and Mercury, a messenger and god of trade, at right, with terrestrial and celestial globes between them, and with seventeen coats of arms at bottom. Engraved by P. Starckman. Condition: Original outline color with wide margins on watermarked paper, with light toning along centerfold and some marginal soiling. (B+)

B. La Hollande ou Les Provinces Unies des Pays Bas…, by Guillaume Danet, (20.8 x 15.5"). This map shows the region at the end of the war with the reduced part of the Southern Netherlands that became the Austrian Netherlands. The decorative title cartouche is surrounded by coats of arms of the eight remaining provinces, with the coat of arms of France at top, and a vignette of a battle scene at bottom. Engraved by F. Delapointe. Condition: Original outline color with wide margins on watermarked paper, with light toning along centerfold and a small hole at right. Some marginal soiling. (B)

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Estimate: $300 - $400

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Closed on 9/14/2011

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