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Auction 183, Lot 367

"Leodiensis Dioecesis Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Belgium

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
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This splendidly decorative map covers the Meuse River valley, including Namur and Liege, with north oriented at left of map. It is exquisitely engraved with an elaborate cartouche and scale of miles. German text on verso. This is the first state of this plate with no stippling behind the text "Scala Milliarium Leodieuf" in the distance scale. Very early impression of this map.

References: Van den Broecke #63.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color on paper with a coat of arms watermark, light soiling, and a few tiny worm holes in the image. Narrow top margin, as issued. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2021