"Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio [on sheet with] Veromanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Descriptio. Iohanne Surhonio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northern France
Period: 1571 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 13.2 inches
48.5 x 33.5 cm
Two maps on a folio sheet. Calentensium covers the coastline between Calais and Estaples in very good detail, based in part on a four-sheet map by Nicolas de Nicolay. Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. The cartographical source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. Each is covered with tiny forests and cities and has a decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso and the page number 11. This map was replaced in 1598 with a map showing the Veromanduorum region with north at the top.
References: Van den Broecke #44.
A crisp, early impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark and marginal soiling.