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Auction 179, Lot 516

"Lutzenburgensis Ducatus Veriss. Descript. Iacobo Surhonio Montano Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Luxembourg

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.4 inches
49.3 x 36.6 cm
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Ortelius' great map of Luxembourg was based on the 1551 manuscript map of Jacques Surhon. The map had been suppressed for security reasons and it did not appear until 1579, when Antwerp was independent for a short time. The region is flanked by the Meuse and Moselle Rivers, and extends south to Metz and east to Trier. The map is finely detailed and beautifully decorated with a large title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #60.

Condition: B

Full original color that has been partially refreshed on watermarked paper with light toning and professional repairs to a number of separations along the centerfold. There are old manuscript notations primarily confined to the blank margins, with just a few small notations in the image at bottom right.

Estimate: $250 - $325


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