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Auction 180, Lot 466

"Galliae Narbonensis Ora Marittima Recenter Descripta [on sheet with] Sabaudiae, et Burgundiae Comitatus Descriptio; Auctore Aegidio Bulionio Belga", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern France & Switzerland

Period: 1572 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.4 x 11.7 inches
44.2 x 29.7 cm
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Two decorative maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Galliae Narbonensis is focused on the coast of Provence including Marseille, Narbonne and the Rhone estuary, with west oriented at the top by a unique compass rose. This map was compiled by Carolus Clusius for Ortelius. The map of Savoy, Burgundy and Western Switzerland is based on Boileau de Bouillion's map of 1556, and it is roughly centered on Lake Geneva. Both maps are adorned with strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #48.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with gilt highlights on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark. There are tiny spots of foxing along the centerfold and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/18/2020