"Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio [on sheet with] Veromanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Descript. Iohanne Surhonio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northern France
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 13.4 inches
46.7 x 34 cm
Two maps on a folio sheet. Calentensium covers the coastline between Calais and Estaples in very good detail, based in part on a four-sheet map by Nicolas de Nicolay. Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. The cartographical source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. Each is covered with tiny forests and cities and has a decorative title cartouche. French text on verso, published in 1598, the first year the right-hand map appeared on this sheet. Prior to 1598, the map of Veromanduorum was depicted with south at the top.
References: Van den Broecke #45.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with a small hole in the bottom blank margin, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and an old manuscript page number below the map at right.