Auction 165, Lot 473

"Nova Totius Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris Accuratissima Delineatio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1645 (published)

Publication: Nouveau Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 17.7 inches
55.4 x 45 cm

This handsome map of the Low countries extends south to Amiens, France and east to Cologne, Germany. The map is densely engraved with towns, political boundaries, rivers, topography, and other details. A compass rose orients north to the right. The map is further adorned with three galleons and three decorative cartouches, with Athena flanking the title cartouche. This is the first state prior to the addition of the date "1661" in the title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #3000:1D.1.

Condition: B+

Old color with light soiling, some printer's ink residue at top, and professional repairs to several short separations along the centerfold. The top right margin has been extended a bit to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 11/15/2017