"Burgundiae Inferioris, quae Ducatus Nomine Censetur Desc:...", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach
Subject: Central France
Period: 1592 (dated)
Publication: Geographisch Handtbuch…
Color: Black & White
10.3 x 7.5 inches
26.2 x 19.1 cm
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.
Light toning with a small hole to the left of the centerfold, some damp stains that enter map at top corners, and show-through of old manuscript ink on verso.