"Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1571 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 13.7 inches
50.5 x 34.8 cm
A beautifully engraved decorative map of the whole of France based on the work of Jean Jolivet. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The large strapwork cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #34.
A crisp, early impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark. There are faint damp stains in top corners, marginal soiling, and professional repairs to short centerfold separations at top and bottom and to a short tear in top blank margin.