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Auction 146, Lot 469

"Leodiensis Dioecesis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Belgium

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm
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This splendidly decorative map covers the Meuse River valley, including Namur and Liege, with north oriented at left 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