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Auction 161, Lot 529

"Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 13.7 inches
50.5 x 34.8 cm
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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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/8/2017