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Auction 146, Lot 474

"Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm
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This highly decorative map of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is presented in an oval strapwork border with the cardinal directions enclosed in roundels in the corners. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, villages and towns, forest and marshes. Putti hold the title cartouche aloft with ships and a sea monster embellishing the North Sea. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #58.

Condition: B

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. There is light toning along centerfold and some damp stains in bottom half of map.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 9/4/2013