Auction 173, Lot 263

"Descriptio Arcis Britanniae in Hollandia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Brittenburg, Netherlands

Period: 1616 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum...

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 cm

This tiny map shows a plan of the Roman ruin of Brittenburg west of Leiden at the mouth of the old river Rhine. It is a reduced version of Ortelius' plan of 1562. Brittenburg was guard post in the Roman border defenses, which formed the northern frontier of the Roman province Germania Inferior. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #3485:342.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a toned sheet with a small damp stain at top left and a chip at bottom right.

Estimate: $95 - $120


Closed on 6/5/2019