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Auction 165, Lot 481

"L'Isle de France. Parisiensis Agri Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.1 x 13.3 inches
46 x 33.8 cm
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Superb map of the region with Paris and Vincennes attributed to Francois de la Guillotiere. It is beautifully engraved with forests, cities, villages and rivers with the compounds at Vincennes and Madril prominently shown. The map is embellished with two strapwork cartouches and is surrounded in a bold interlocking border. French text on verso, published in the first edition of the Theatrum in which this map appeared.

References: Van den Broecke #41.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on paper with a horn watermark and light toning along the edges of the sheet. An old manuscript page number is in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $180 - $220


Closed on 11/15/2017