Auction 162, Lot 477

"A New Map of the Netherlands or Low Countries, with the South Part of the Provinces of Holland, Utrecht, & Gelders and the Whole of Zeeland", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
45.7 x 37.1 inches
116.1 x 94.2 cm

This incredibly detailed map of the Low Countries covers the region from Arras and Lille north to Utrecht and Leiden and east to Venlo and Bastogne. The map was engraved prior to the land reclamation in the Zuyder Zee, and a key below the decorative title cartouche identifies cities, boroughs, villages, castles, monasteries and forts. The map is decorated by a very large, elaborate battle scene between the English and Dutch - likely a reference to the Anglo-Dutch Wars that were occurring at the time of publication (1781-1810). Printed on four sheets and joined.

References:

Condition: B+

There is light toning, mild offsetting, and a 3" fold separation at top right that has been professionally repaired. A few edge tears along the top border that extend 0.5" to 1.5" have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 4/26/2017

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