Auction 140, Lot 518

"Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio [on sheet with] Veromanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Descriptio Iohanne Surhonio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19 x 13 inches
48.3 x 33 cm

Two maps on a folio sheet. Calentensium covers the coastline between Calais and Estaples in very good detail, based in part on a four-sheet map by Nicolas de Nicolay. Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. The cartographical source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. Each is covered with tiny forests and cities and has a decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso and the page number 11. This map was replaced in 1598 with a map showing the Veromanduorum region with north at the top.

References: Van den Broecke #44.

Condition: B

The centerfold has been reinforced to repair a small separation. To the right of the centerfold is a printer's crease that extends to the middle portion of the image with some minor soiling and a few tiny stains.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/23/2012