Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 510

"Galliae Supra Omnes in hac Forma Editiones Locu Pletissima et Exactissima Descriptio", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: France

Period: 1631 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwen Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.6 inches
50 x 37.1 cm

This superb map of France has minute detail and is beautifully engraved and embellished. Sailing ships, sea monsters, and an elaborate compass rose fill the sea. The royal armorial at upper right is balanced in the opposite corner with a title cartouche representing the rich bounty of the land. Dutch text on verso, published between 1638-44.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4000:1E.2.

Condition: B+

There is light mat burn in the blank margins with professional repairs to several short tears, mostly in the blank margins. A long crease adjacent to the centerfold has also been professionally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2017