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Auction 146, Lot 459

"Les Provinces-Unies Des Pays-Bas . . .", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.2 x 19.1 inches
58.9 x 48.5 cm
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A finely detailed map that delineates the political divisions and provides great detail of the topography, towns, and canals. It is embellished by a large, decorative title cartouche festooned with a cornucopia, representing the bounty of the United Provinces, and a liberty pole and cap celebrating their liberation from Spain. It was published in 1757 as part of the first edition.

References: Pedley #228.

Condition: B+

Fine original outline color, a sharp impression, and wide original margins with a centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival material. There are a few light spots in the bottom border, still overall very good.

Estimate: $220 - $300


Closed on 9/4/2013