Auction 169, Lot 486

"Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1581 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.8 inches
50.3 x 35.1 cm

A beautifully engraved decorative map of the whole of France based on the work of Jean Jolivet. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The large strapwork cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. This is the first state, prior to the appearance of a crack in the plate bottom left. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #34.1.

Condition: A

A bright sheet with a professional repairs to a tear adjacent to the centerfold that enters 1" into the image at bottom, and to two tears confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/12/2018