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Auction 172, Lot 429

"Comitatus Hollandiae Nova Descriptio, ex Optimis & Novissimis Delineationibus Designata", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Western Netherlands

Period: 1666 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 15.4 inches
52.8 x 39.1 cm
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This scarce map depicts Utrecht and parts of Friesland and Brabant with their coasts. The details include canals, roads, polders, marshes, and villages with major cities marked in red. Compass roses orient north to the right and a variety of sailing vessels fill the seas. Athena graces the strapwork title cartouche, which is balanced by the coat of arms of Holland. Engraved by Gerard Coeck. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #3400:1C.1.

Condition: B+

There is light soiling and abrasions along the centerfold at the very top and bottom of the image, mostly confined to the border. Professionally remargined.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 4/17/2019