Auction 145, Lot 483

"Zelandicarum Insularum Exactissima et Nova Descriptio, Auctore D. Iacobo A Daventria", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
18.5 x 13.4 inches
47 x 34 cm

Fully and beautifully engraved with a large ship under full sail, Neptune with trident riding a sea monster, and large title cartouche. The map extends from Rotterdam and Dordecht in the north to Antwerp in the south, and is based on Jacob van Deventer's map of Zeeland from 1547. This is the third state with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #78.

Condition: B

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and light damp stains throughout image.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/12/2013

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