Auction 139, Lot 445

"Flandriae Comitatus, in suas Toparchias Optime Distinctus, una cum Vicinis et Finitimis", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 23 inches
48.3 x 58.4 cm

A superbly engraved depiction of Flanders, extending from Douay (Douai, France) in the south to Brouwershaven in the north and Antwerp in the east. The map is filled with details of roads, rivers, forests, and towns of all sizes, with fortified cities shown pictorially with a miniature plan. The map is adorned with a vignette of Europa and a cherub supporting the Flanders coat of arms, Neptune and his chariot, and a mermaid.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color on sturdy paper with a few faint spots and light offsetting in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $175

Closed on 2/15/2012

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