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Auction 168, Lot 463

"Landkaart van het Eyland der Batavieren en de Daarin Gemaakte Gragt van Domitius Corbulo...", Loon, Jan van

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1734 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15 x 14.5 inches
38.1 x 36.8 cm

This map of ancient Holland depicts the Island of the Batavians and the Canal of Domitius Corbulo. This is one of several maps of the 16th-18th centuries that illustrate the theory that there was a link between the Dutch and the Batavians, who were thought to be a very developed people inhabiting parts of the Rhine Delta in Roman times. Decorated by a simple block-style title cartouche and distance scale on a plinth.


Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a small abrasion along the centerfold at bottom.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 6/6/2018