Auction 169, Lot 479

"Lutzenburgensis Ducatus Veriss. Descript. Iacobo Surhonio Montano Auctore", Guicciardini, Luigi

Subject: Luxembourg

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Description de Touts les Pays-Bas...

Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 9.3 inches
30.7 x 23.6 cm

Luigi (Lodovico) Guicciardini first published his work on the Low Countries in 1567 with Italian text, and was subsequently reprinted in German, Latin, French and Dutch several times over the next 100 years. Several different versions of maps were included in the various editions. Cornelis Claesz published an enlarged French edition in 1609 with new plates engraved by Jan van Doetecum, Jan Saenredam, and Pieter van den Keere. This map is from the 1609 edition and was engraved by Pieter van den Keere. The map extends from Namur, Belgium at top left to Trier, Germany and Metz, France at right, both along the Moselle River. The city of Luxembourg is just west of the Moselle River. Adorned with a lovely strapwork cartouche.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.GUIC-3a #79.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light toning, marginal soiling, and a small damp stain confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018