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Auction 179, Lot 633

"Pedemontii Descriptio", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
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Charming miniature map covering the Piedmont region of northern Italy. For such a small map, it provides excellent information on the rivers and locates scores of villages. 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.) pp. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7050:341.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning and minor foxing.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/16/2020

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