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Auction 171, Lot 491

"Belgii Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortelij", Keere, Pieter Van Den

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Geographiae Veteris…

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm
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Scarce and superb map of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. Graphically engraved to illustrate the forested land with a few cities and ancient place names taken from classical sources. The map is elaborately adorned with three cartouches, a sailing ship, and a flirtatious scene of peasants. Latin text on verso. Published in Petrus Bertius' Theatrum Geographiae Veteris…, which included maps by Mercator, Ortelius, and newly engraved maps by Pieter van den Keere.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #3000H:364.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with an archivally repaired tear that enters 1" into image at bottom near the centerfold, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and very narrow side margins, as issued.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/6/2019