Auction 148, Lot 515

"La Principaute d'Orange et Comtat de Venaissin", Hondius

Subject: Southern France, Vaucluse

Period: 1627 (dated)

Publication: Atlas (German Edition)

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 14.9 inches
50.3 x 37.8 cm

This decorative copper engraved map features the cities of Avignon and Orange, as well as several smaller villages. The mountains and forests that distinguish the topography of the region are graphically depicted. In addition to the title cartouche, there is a dedication cartouche topped with a coat-of-arms. North is oriented at the bottom of the map. Engraved by Evert Sijmons van Hamersveldt. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4730:1.2.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with some spots of light toning and minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014