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Auction 158, Lot 287

"Gallia Vetus, ad Iul Caesaris Commentaria, ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrah Ortelii", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm
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The cartography of this fine map of ancient France during the Roman Empire is based largely on Caesar's De Bello Gallico as drawn by Abraham Ortelius. It shows the mountains, rivers and forests with only a few ancient place names. The names of the regions and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at sides. Decorated by a bold title cartouche and a coin or seal with a profile of Caesar. Latin text on verso, published between 1644-55.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4000H:2A.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with faint staining along the edges of the sheet, away from image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/22/2016