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Auction 146, Lot 505

"Burgundiae Inferioris, quae Ducatus Nomine Censetur Desc:...", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Eastern France

Period: 1592 (dated)

Publication: Geographisch Handtbuch…

Color: Black & White

10.3 x 7.5 inches
26.2 x 19.1 cm
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This densely engraved map is a reduced version of Ortelius' map of the Burgundy region included in the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This map features the Dukedom of Burgundy, which is present-day Cote d'Or with its fabulous vineyards. Locates the cities of Verdun, Chatillon, Montbard, Dijon, Beaune, Chalon, Tournus, Autun, and Saulieu. Embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche, a coat of arms, and a decorative scale of miles. German text on verso, published in 1600.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #239-60.

Condition: B

Light toning with a 0.25" tear to the left of the centerfold, some damp stains that enter map at top corners and show-through of old manuscript ink on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 9/4/2013