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Auction 158, Lot 285

"Galliae Narbonensis Ora Marittima Recenter Descripta [on sheet with] Sabaudiae, et Burgundiae Comitatus Descriptio; Auctore Aegidio Bulionio Belga", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France & Switzerland

Period: 1570 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

17.6 x 11.9 inches
44.7 x 30.2 cm
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Two decorative maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Galliae Narbonensis is focused on the coast of Provence including Marseille, Narbonne and the Rhone estuary, with west oriented at the top by a unique compass rose. This map was compiled by Carolus Clusius for Ortelius. The map of Savoy, Burgundy and Western Switzerland is based on Boileau de Bouillion's map of 1556, and it is roughly centered on Lake Geneva. Both maps are adorned with strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #48.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light offsetting and minor soiling. The centerfold has been reinforced to repair a centerfold separation at top and some tiny loss in the lower portion of the sheet, between the two images.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 6/22/2016