Auction 140, Lot 519

"Regionis Biturigum Exactiss: Descriptio per D. Ioannem Calamaeum [on sheet with] Limaniae Topographia Gabriele Symeoneo Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1573 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.1 inches
48.3 x 30.7 cm

Two fine maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Biturigum is centered on Bourges, with the Loire River flowing at the top right of the map to Nevers. The cartography was based primarily on Jolivet's map of 1545. The map of Limaniae is focused on the Allier River valley . This map was based on the work of Gabriel Symeoni. Each map is richly embellished with forests, cities, mountains and elaborate title cartouches. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #39.

Condition: B+

Attractive old color on watermarked paper with light damp stains in blank margins, barely entering map at bottom corners. French manuscript writing on verso opposing the Dutch text.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012