Auction 146, Lot 469

"Leodiensis Dioecesis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Belgium

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm

Splendidly decorative map of the Muese River valley including Namur and Liege, with west oriented at top of map. Exquisitely engraved with an elaborate cartouche and scale of miles. French text and page number 40 on verso. This is the second plate with stippling behind Scala Milliarium Leodiens.

References: Van den Broecke #64.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, a bit of printer's ink residue and a few small spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/4/2013

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