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Auction 142, Lot 464

"Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio. Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.7 inches
50.3 x 34.8 cm
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A beautifully engraved decorative map of the whole of France based on the work of Jean Jolivet. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The large strapwork cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #34.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with a small hole in bottom left corner of map and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 3" into map at bottom. There are some damp stains in blank margins that just touch map border in corners, with some resulting areas of paper weakness confined to blank margins. French manuscript writing on verso opposing the Dutch text.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/28/2012