"Burgundiae Comitatus Recentiss. Descriptio Dno Ferdinando Lannoyo Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Central France
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 14.3 inches
50.3 x 36.3 cm
Handsome map of Burgundy based on the 1563 map of Ferdinand de Lannoy that was suppressed by the Spaniards for political reasons. The map is oriented with east at the top of the sheet and is filled with graphic illustrations of the rivers, mountains, forest, fortifications and cities. Embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and coat of arms. French text on verso, published in 1598.
References: Van den Broecke #51.
A dark impression with light printer's ink residue, marginal foxing and light toning along the edges of the sheet. Manuscript page number below the map at right.