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Auction 174, Lot 616

"Larius Lacus", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Lake Como, Italy

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm
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This miniature map depicts Lake Como with north oriented to the right. French text on verso.

The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7026:341.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with minor toning and foxing.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/11/2019