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Auction 161, Lot 531

"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
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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.

Condition: A

A crisp, early impression on paper with Ortelius' common crossed arrows watermark and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/8/2017