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Auction 156, Lot 467

"Namurcum Comitatus Auctore Iohann Surhonio", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Southern Belgium

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 16.3 inches
52.8 x 41.4 cm

Centered on the riverside town of Namur at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre Rivers, this map is based on the once secret map of Jacques Surhon (1555). It is beautifully engraved to show the cities, bridges, villages and forests and features magnificent title and distance scale cartouches. A third cartouche depicts a musketeer displaying a very unique compass rose. German text on verso, published between 1641-70.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #3340:2.2.

Condition: B+

Full original color on a sturdy sheet with light printer's ink residue and a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/17/2016