Auction 165, Lot 472

"Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

This highly decorative map of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is presented in an oval strapwork border with the cardinal directions enclosed in roundels in the corners. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, villages and towns, forest and marshes. Putti hold the title cartouche aloft with ships and a sea monster embellishing the North Sea. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #58.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with a minor printer's crease at bottom left and a few small worm holes confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $800 - $950


Closed on 11/15/2017