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Auction 166, Lot 474

"Regionis; Biturigum Exactiss: Descriptio per D. Ioannem Calamaeum [on sheet with] Limaniae Topographia Gabriele Symeoneo Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Central France

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 12.3 inches
48.5 x 31.2 cm
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Two fine maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Biturigum is centered on Bourges, with the Loire River flowing at the top right of the map to Nevers. The cartography was based primarily on Jolivet's map of 1545. The map of Limaniae is focused on the Allier River valley. This map was based on the work of Gabriel Symeoni. Each map is richly embellished with forests, cities, mountains and elaborate title cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #39.

Condition: A

A superb impression with a tiny hole at bottom right, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and an old manuscript page number below the map at right.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/14/2018