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Auction 171, Lot 495

"Gallia Vetus ad Iulij Caesaris Commentaria", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1741 (published)

Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 14.5 inches
49.3 x 36.8 cm
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This map is a close copy of Ortelius' map with the same title. This handsome map of ancient France is based on information from Caesar's De Bello Gallico. It is engraved to show the mountains, rivers and forests with only a few ancient place names. The names of famous people and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at sides. The three fine cartouches were updated from Ortelius' map and help distinguish the two editions. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4000H:1A2.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with minor creasing in the top right corner.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/6/2019

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